mutant

adjective
mu·​tant | \ ˈmyü-tᵊnt How to pronounce mutant (audio) \

Definition of mutant

: of, relating to, or produced by mutation

Other Words from mutant

mutant noun

Examples of mutant in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Among the issues regulators are weighing: Some of the first places to face an omicron surge already are seeing the mutant wane — and there’s no way to know if the next variant that arises will resemble omicron or be totally different. Lauran Neergaard, Anchorage Daily News, 26 Jan. 2022 Among the issues regulators are weighing: Some of the first places to face an omicron surge already are seeing the mutant wane — and there's no way to know if the next variant that arises will resemble omicron or be totally different. Lauran Neergaard, ajc, 25 Jan. 2022 Rumors dating back to early 2020 claimed that Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness will feature various mutant cameos. Chris Smith, BGR, 19 Jan. 2022 Each of the millions of copies of the virus is slightly different from its neighbors, creating what virologists call a mutant swarm. Quanta Magazine, 11 Jan. 2022 The quickly spreading mutant was classified by the World Health Organization as a variant of concern in November and has swept through the U.S. since it was detected in California on Dec. 1. Time, 11 Jan. 2022 Gentle is the first Krakoan mutant to originally hail from Black Panther's kingdom of Wakanda, and Penance previously starred in the X-Corp miniseries but now seems to have some time on her hands. Christian Holub, EW.com, 10 Jan. 2022 There are images ranging from humanoid pizza slices, to grotesque, mutant apes to squishy-cute noodle characters. Samara Lynn, ABC News, 1 Jan. 2022 One scientist suspected the real culprit was mutant DNA—and went on a tireless quest to prove it. Mark Robinson, Wired, 22 Dec. 2021

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First Known Use of mutant

1903, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for mutant

Latin mutant-, mutans, present participle of mutare

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28 Jan 2022

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“Mutant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mutant. Accessed 29 Jan. 2022.

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More Definitions for mutant

mutant

adjective
mu·​tant | \ ˈmyü-tᵊnt How to pronounce mutant (audio) \

Kids Definition of mutant

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: resulting from genetic mutation a mutant frog

mutant

noun

Kids Definition of mutant (Entry 2 of 2)

: a plant, animal, or microorganism resulting from genetic mutation

mutant

adjective
mu·​tant | \ ˈmyüt-ᵊnt How to pronounce mutant (audio) \

Medical Definition of mutant

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: of, relating to, or produced by mutation

mutant

noun

Medical Definition of mutant (Entry 2 of 2)

: a mutant individual

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