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mutant

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biology a plant or animal that is different from other plants or animals of the same kind because of a change in the structure of its genes; something produced by genetic mutation

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mutant

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The first known use of mutant was in 1903

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“Mutant.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/mutant. Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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