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

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revertant adjective

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1955, in the meaning defined above

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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

Other Words from revertant

revertant adjective

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