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mutation

noun (n)

  • (biology) an organism that has characteristics resulting from chromosomal alteration (noun.person)
    Synonym: mutant, sport, variation
    source: wordnet30
  • (genetics) any event that changes genetic structure; any alteration in the inherited nucleic acid sequence of the genotype of an organism (noun.event)
    source: wordnet30
  • a change or alteration in form or qualities (noun.event)
    source: wordnet30
  • Change; alteration, either in form or qualities. (noun)
    source: webster1913
  • Gradual definitely tending variation, such as may be observed in a group of organisms in the fossils of successive geological levels. (noun)
    source: webster1913

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