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hypermutation

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

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.WaldmannScience21 June 1991
also : a mutation or change produced by hypermutation

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