mutant

adjective

mu·​tant ˈmyü-tᵊnt How to pronounce mutant (audio)
: of, relating to, or produced by mutation
mutant noun

Examples of mutant in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That episode ends with the death of the beloved mutant Gambit and launches the show into its second half, when the X-Men must prevent their extinction while also keeping their fellow mutant Magneto from declaring war on humanity in retaliation for Genosha. Adam B. Vary, Variety, 18 May 2024 By orchestrating the mutant massacre in Genosha, Bastion incited the fears of both humans and mutants. Tracy Brown, Los Angeles Times, 15 May 2024 Michael Lesslie, who is known for his work on the series The Little Drummer Girl and the recent prequel feature The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes, is in talks to pen the new film focused on Marvel Comics’ iconic mutant team, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. Ryan Gajewski, The Hollywood Reporter, 3 Sep. 2019 But fans can still expect big fights, big powers and mutant melodrama. Suzanne Nuyen, NPR, 19 Apr. 2024 See all Example Sentences for mutant 

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Word History

Etymology

Latin mutant-, mutans, present participle of mutare

First Known Use

1903, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of mutant was in 1903

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Cite this Entry

“Mutant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mutant. Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

mutant

1 of 2 adjective
mu·​tant
ˈmyüt-ᵊnt
: of, relating to, or produced by mutation

mutant

2 of 2 noun
: a mutant individual

Medical Definition

mutant

1 of 2 adjective
mu·​tant ˈmyüt-ᵊnt How to pronounce mutant (audio)
: of, relating to, or produced by mutation

mutant

2 of 2 noun
: a mutant individual

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