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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Other Words from mutant

mutant noun

Examples of mutant in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As a final test, the researchers tried it on a mutant ataxia protein. John Timmer, Ars Technica, "Scientists find a way to target the protein behind Huntington’s disease," 1 Nov. 2019 For several years, Bstroy has been figuring out ways to make improbable gestures probable, with clothes that anticipate needs that are primal, polyvalent and sometimes mutant. Jon Caramanica, New York Times, "After Kanye, After Virgil, After Heron," 11 Sep. 2019 Now at odds with former friends and allies, David is seeking the help of a young mutant named Switch (Lauren Tsai). Mark Dawidziak, cleveland.com, "Visually stunning ‘Legion’ begins its third and final season," 22 June 2019 The answer is that the mutant only needs to be about 1.5 times faster initially. Quanta Magazine, "Solution: ‘How Equality and Inequality Shape Birds and Bees’," 9 Nov. 2018 As usual, X-Force is the most violent and covert mutant team. Christian Holub, EW.com, "Marvel unveils new Dawn of X line of X-Men comics at Comic-Con," 20 July 2019 So if the mutant huntingtin gene could be stabilized with a drug, such an approach might provide a universal treatment for all these diseases. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Huntington’s disease triggered by genetic instability in brain cells, study finds," 15 Aug. 2019 This week, House of X #2 shook things up even more by showing how Moira MacTaggert, a mutant-friendly scientist and long-time ally of the X-Men, is actually a mutant herself, born with the power of reincarnation. Christian Holub, EW.com, "House of X writer Jonathan Hickman explains the thinking behind those data pages," 7 Aug. 2019 In this case, 2017 Iceman is recently out and finding community while also learning to accept himself as both a mutant and a gay man. Kam Burns, WIRED, "8 Essential Books in the Queer Comics Canon," 27 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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14 Nov 2019

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“Mutant.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mutant. Accessed 11 December 2019.

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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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