mutagen

noun mu·ta·gen \ ˈmyü-tə-jən \
Updated on: 16 Apr 2018

Definition of mutagen

: an agent (such as a chemical or various radiations) that tends to increase the frequency or extent of mutation

mutagenic

play \ˌmyü-tə-ˈje-nik\ adjective

mutagenically

play \-ni-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

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Origin and Etymology of mutagen

International Scientific Vocabulary mutation + -gen


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mutagen

noun mu·ta·gen \ ˈmyüt-ə-jən \

medical Definition of mutagen

: a substance (as a chemical or various radiations) that tends to increase the frequency or extent of mutation

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