back mutation

noun

Definition of back mutation

: mutation of a previously mutated gene to its former condition

First Known Use of back mutation

1927, in the meaning defined above

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“Back mutation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/back%20mutation. Accessed 27 May. 2020.

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back mutation

noun

Medical Definition of back mutation

: mutation of a previously mutated gene to its former condition

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