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  Definition of Mutation
  1. a change or alteration in form or qualities
  2. (genetics) any event that changes genetic structure; any alteration in the inherited nucleic acid sequence of the genotype of an organism
  3. (biology) an organism that has characteristics resulting from chromosomal alteration
Similar Words: genetic mutation, chromosomal mutation, mutant, variation, sport

 

Hyponyms: inversion, transposition, point mutation, gene mutation, reversion, saltation, freak, monster, monstrosity, lusus naturae

 

Derivational Morphology: mutate, deviate, vary, diverge, depart

 

Anagrams: antimuon, mountain

 

 
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