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
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.
Agnes, which became a hurricane in the Gulf of Mexico before reverting to a tropical storm, later merged with another system and mutated into a destructive rainstorm, doing much of its damage long after it was stripped of hurricane status.
As a culture, public health people are very worried about the Ebola virus and the viruses that mutate.
The experiment will study the effects of space radiation on DNA, specifically the rate at which DNA mutates in the space environment, which could have implications for long-duration human spaceflight.
So Diana wondered if she’d sometimes mutated, in his imagination, into the conflation and the cause of all his little castrations, the leering source of everything that smote and failed him.
Countering antibiotic guilt Bacteria exist in astronomical numbers, mutate often and freely swap genes with others, even between species.
Once Sedaris reaches Chicago, the diaries shift and mutate.
Dr. Stitziel and his colleagues scanned Mrs. Feurer’s coronary arteries and those of two siblings who also had two mutated ANGPTL3 genes.
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Origin and Etymology of mutate
Latin mutatus, past participle of mutare
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
MUTATE Defined for Kids
Definition of mutate for Students
: to undergo genetic mutation
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