revertant

noun
re·​ver·​tant | \ ri-ˈvər-tᵊnt How to pronounce revertant (audio) \

Definition of revertant

: a mutant gene, individual, or strain that regains a former capability (such as the production of a particular protein) by undergoing further mutation yeast revertants

Other Words from revertant

revertant adjective

First Known Use of revertant

1955, in the meaning defined above

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“Revertant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/revertant. Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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revertant

noun
re·​ver·​tant | \ ri-ˈvərt-ᵊnt How to pronounce revertant (audio) \

Medical Definition of revertant

: a mutant gene, individual, or strain that regains a former capability (as the production of a particular protein) by undergoing further mutation yeast revertants

Other Words from revertant

revertant adjective

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