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
Red-green colorblindness occurs when red or green color receptors are missing or mutated, primarily in people with XY chromosomes.
Mongooses have mutated cells that block the mambas' neurotoxins from entering their bloodstream.
International communism has either mutated into autocratic capitalism, as in China, or retreated into a few dysfunctional enclaves, as in Venezuela, North Korea and Cuba.
These beliefs mutate and persist, and resurface with a glumly predictable regularity after each new mass shooting.
Yet somehow America’s Finest City birthed the Black Heart Procession, an eclectic, mutating orchestra of woe whose solemn, gently writhing indie rock (complete with rapt saw playing) has led to a modestly successful decade-plus career.
The story takes place in a world where mutated humans are treated with fear and distrust.
But a flu vaccine from the previous season may not protect you during the off-season since influenza virus can mutate so much every year.
Infectious disease experts worry that canine flu could one day mutate and become contagious for humans—the way bird flu and swine flu have in the past.
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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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