hy·​per·​mu·​ta·​tion -myü-ˈtā-shən How to pronounce hypermutation (audio)
: 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
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 27 Sep. 2023.

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