Examples of mutate in a Sentence
a disease that mutates genes in humans
a group of mutated genes
Over time, her feelings mutated from hatred into love.
opera singers mutating into pop stars
Recent Examples of mutate from the Web
The Invitation cleverly mutates the comedy of manners into the thriller of manners.
Unlike bacterial infections, influenza, a virus, mutates.
The effort to build the most sophisticated power, immortality, out of the simplest life form, endlessly mutating viruses, turns out to ruin man’s own complexity.
Even worse: The bacteria have mutated to resist treatment.
Many of her pieces explore and interrogate the idea of self and how that self mutates and adapts as it is viewed by others.
Implicit in the duplicate-and-mutate model is the assumption that the toxins need to evolve rapidly to be effective because many venomous animals can be locked in an arms race with their toxins’ targets.
There also does not seem to be any gene that causes autism every time it is mutated.
What was once a slithery straightforward monster movie in space has mutated into an impressively ambitious but overly ornate saga with a general sense of deja vu.
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Origin and Etymology of mutate
First Known Use: 1818See Words from the same year
MUTATE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of mutate for English Language Learners
biology : to cause (a gene) to change and create an unusual characteristic in a plant or animal : to cause mutation in (a gene)
: to change and cause an unusual characteristic to develop in a plant or animal
: to change into something very different
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