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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Perhaps in a post-apocalyptic world, plants, birds, and humans will merge into a new mutant species. Rachel Hahn, Vogue, "Björk and Balmain’s Olivier Rousteing on Their Otherworldly Fashion Collaboration," 10 May 2019 Sounds like just the spot for stashing a crew of mutant superheroes. Adam Bonislawski, WSJ, "Luxury Lairs Where Superheroes Feel at Home," 20 June 2018 Finally, the Polaris ACE 900 XC is like the mutant offspring of an ATV and a rock buggy. Ezra Dyer, Popular Mechanics, "The Great Big Youth ATV Test," 25 Mar. 2019 Genentech said further study was needed to determine the extent of the problem and the transmissibility of the mutant strains. Megumi Fujikawa, WSJ, "A Flu Drug Was Called ‘Silver Bullet,’ but Some Doctors Prescribe Caution," 11 Feb. 2019 But new discoveries, such as this mutant enzyme, may help address the problem. Jason Lemon, ajc, "Is this the solution to plastic crisis? 'Mutant' enzyme gives scientists hope," 27 Apr. 2018 Surveying the mutant landscape The researchers examined cells lining the esophagus of nine deceased organ donors ranging in age from 20 to 75. Diana Gitig, Ars Technica, "Healthy tissues in older people carry a lot of cancer-promoting mutations," 26 Oct. 2018 Angry mutant green crabs are destroying everything in their path. Fox News, "FOX NEWS FIRST: Hearing in limbo as Kavanaugh's accuser sets her terms; Ex-Trump lawyer Cohen meets with Mueller," 21 Sep. 2018 His mutant sea creature is created by the carelessness of the local government and the American military, another sharp inquiry into who the real monsters are. Jason Bailey, New York Times, "10 Movies to Fill the ‘Jurassic’-Sized Hole in Your Heart," 11 June 2018

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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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