revertant

noun re·ver·tant \ ri-ˈvər-tᵊnt \

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

revertant

adjective

First Known Use of revertant

1955

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revertant

noun re·ver·tant \ ri-ˈvərt-ᵊnt \

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

revertant

adjective

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