mutator gene

noun
mu·​ta·​tor gene | \ ˈmyü-ˌtāt-ər- How to pronounce mutator gene (audio) \

Medical Definition of mutator gene

: a gene that increases the rate of mutation of one or more other genes

called also mutator

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“Mutator gene.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/mutator%20gene. Accessed 5 Jul. 2020.

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