hypermutation

noun
hy·​per·​mu·​ta·​tion | \ -myü-ˈtā-shən How to pronounce hypermutation (audio) \

Medical Definition of hypermutation

: the process of producing an unusually high number of mutations or changes During maturation, B cells use somatic hypermutation to increase their diversity.— Thomas A.Waldmann, Science, 21 June 1991 also : a mutation or change produced by hypermutation

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“Hypermutation.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/hypermutation. Accessed 2 Dec. 2020.

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