Associations to the word «Mutation»


MUTATION, noun. Any alteration or change.
MUTATION, noun. (genetics) Any heritable change of the base-pair sequence of genetic material.
MUTATION, noun. A mutant.
MUTATION, noun. (linguistics) An alteration a particular sound of a word, especially the initial consonant, which is triggered by the word's morphological or syntactic context and not by its phonological context.
MUTATION, noun. (rare) A collective noun for a collection of thrushes.

Dictionary definition

MUTATION, noun. (biology) an organism that has characteristics resulting from chromosomal alteration.
MUTATION, noun. (genetics) any event that changes genetic structure; any alteration in the inherited nucleic acid sequence of the genotype of an organism.
MUTATION, noun. A change or alteration in form or qualities.

Wise words

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