Medical Dictionary

hypermutation

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noun hy·per·mu·ta·tion \-myü-ˈtā-shən\

Medical Definition of hypermutation

  1. :  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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