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
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.
In this instance, what mutated was the look, feel, and structure of the institutions that had been responsible for the technical research of the past 50 years.
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Origin and Etymology of mutate
Latin mutatus, past participle of mutare
First Known Use: 1818
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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