mutant

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

Definition of mutant

: of, relating to, or produced by mutation

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mutant noun

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In both cases, the assertion of innateness has sent scientists on a quest for a physical gay or trans biological marker: a tell-tale brain structure, a mutant gene. BostonGlobe.com, "Trump wants to deny transgender rights on religious grounds. But what if gender identity, itself, is a matter of the soul?," 5 July 2019 The Huntington’s drug is intended to lower the level of a toxic mutant protein in the brain that causes Huntington’s. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Experimental Huntington’s disease drug can be given less frequently," 1 July 2019 Do the mutant heroes belong in the MCU after 'Dark Phoenix'? Brian Truitt, USA TODAY, "Every Marvel superhero movie, definitively ranked (including 'Spider-Man: Far From Home')," 30 June 2019 At least players don’t have to confront crazy monkeys and mutant wolves. Marc Silver, Washington Post, "ABC’s ‘Press Your Luck’ reboot could use a fresh spin," 17 June 2019 Erik left his mutant colony safehaven to find Xavier in Paris as the former leader of the X-Men was trying to find his new purpose in life. Sydney Bucksbaum, refinery29.com, "Uh, Jean Grey's Dark Phoenix Ending Needs Some Serious Explaining," 10 June 2019 The shapeshifter once saved Nightcrawler from a mutant fight club in Apocalypse. Nick Romano, EW.com, "Dark Phoenix star Kodi Smit-McPhee on the uncertain future of the X-Men," 10 June 2019 And Reynolds and company gave us the guy who played Thanos as the popular mutant Cable, and an X-Force twist no one saw coming. 5. David Betancourt, Washington Post, "We ranked the 12 X-Men movies from worst to best. Where does ‘Dark Phoenix’ fit in?," 7 June 2019 Iceman - Jonathan Groff The youngest of the original X-Men and the most jovial, Bobby Drake could be the world’s most powerful mutant. Richard Newby, The Hollywood Reporter, "Who Can Play the X-Men Now?," 7 June 2019

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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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The first known use of mutant was in 1903

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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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