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
My body is constantly changing physically, like a superhero mutated by radiation.
French-speaking Canadians from the Atlantic seaboard—clustering way down in Louisiana, close to New Orleans, where the word Acadian has mutated into Cajun.
This entrenched inferiority complex in our DNA adapts to the contemporary moment, often mutating into a superiority complex.
If mutated β-globin is helping the deer resist malaria, figuring out how might help scientists better understand how deformed red blood cells help humans rebuff the parasites, Warnecke says.
If not, any surviving bacteria can mutate and become resistant to one or more antibiotics.
Biologists handled the various pockets of life discovered in the rest of the universe, slimes mutating fiercely but drably on dozens of freezing or burning hells.
There are a few ‘mountains’ representing individual [candidate cancer-causing] genes mutated at high frequency.
With viruses mutating more rapidly than ever and bacteria becoming increasingly resistant to antibiotics, public health experts believe the risk of a global pandemic is greater than ever before.
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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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