somatic mutation

noun

Medical Definition of somatic mutation

: a mutation occurring in a somatic cell and inducing a chimera

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“Somatic mutation.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/somatic%20mutation. Accessed 20 Oct. 2021.

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