Mutation - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |mjuːˈteɪʃn|  American pronunciation of the word mutation
Brit.  |mjuːˈteɪʃ(ə)n|  British pronunciation of the word mutation

noun

- (biology) an organism that has characteristics resulting from chromosomal alteration (syn: mutant, sport, variation)
- (genetics) any event that changes genetic structure; any alteration in the inherited nucleic acid sequence of the genotype of an organism
- a change or alteration in form or qualities

Examples

The cat's short tail is the result of mutation.

The condition is caused by a genetic mutation.

The cat's short tail is the result of a mutation.

The building is a mutation of the original design.

Word forms

noun
singular: mutation
plural: mutations
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