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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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 In people with Huntington’s, there are far too many of these repeats, resulting in abnormally large, mutant huntingtin proteins that cause neuronal damage. Bret Stetka, Scientific American, "Antisense Drugs for Huntington’s, ALS and Prion Diseases Could Meet the Dire Need for Brain Treatments," 15 Aug. 2019 Carlsbad’s Ionis Pharmaceuticals has developed a drug, that reduces production of a mutant protein believed to cause the disease. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Huntington’s disease triggered by genetic instability in brain cells, study finds," 15 Aug. 2019 Enjoy carnival games, spirit card readings, Madame Zelda’s house of mirrors, mutant monkeys and more. Lisa Herendeen, The Mercury News, "10 awesome Burning Man things to do on Day 2, Aug. 26," 5 Aug. 2019 Elaborations on this idea now invoke a fairy tale genetics that far surpasses the X-Men in absurdity, including the milk chugging ritual as a signal of advanced (white) mutant powers. C. Brandon Ogbunu, WIRED, "How White Nationalists Have Co-Opted Fan Fiction," 1 Aug. 2019 Varieties include Euphorbia, Cycas , Haworthia hybrids, Ariocarpus, Mammillaria, and South American cacti such as Copiapoa as well as crested and mutant forms of cactus and succulents. Jeanette Marantos, Los Angeles Times, "Gardening datebook: Conventions about cactus, fruit trees and bewitching begonias," 25 July 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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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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