back-mutate

[ bak-myoo-teyt ]
/ ˈbækˌmyu teɪt /

verb (used without object), back-mu·tat·ed, back-mu·tat·ing. Genetics.

to undergo back mutation.

Nearby words

  1. back-check,
  2. back-cloth,
  3. back-end load,
  4. back-formation,
  5. back-load,
  6. back-order,
  7. back-paddle,
  8. back-patting,
  9. back-pedal,
  10. back-seat driver

Origin of back-mutate

First recorded in 1960–65

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