back mutation

noun

: mutation of a previously mutated gene to its former condition

Word History

First Known Use

1927, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of back mutation was in 1927

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“Back mutation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/back%20mutation. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

back mutation

noun
: mutation of a previously mutated gene to its former condition
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