a mutation of an existing mutant gene that restores it to its previous form.
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Also called reverse mutation.
Origin of back mutation
First recorded in 1935–40
Words nearby back mutation
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British Dictionary definitions for back mutation
genetics the reversion of a mutant to the original phenotype
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