back mutation

noun

Definition of back mutation

  1. :  mutation of a previously mutated gene to its former condition

1927

First Known Use of back mutation

1927


Medical Dictionary

back mutation

noun

Medical Definition of back mutation

  1. :  mutation of a previously mutated gene to its former condition


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