mutagenic

[ myoo-tuh-jen-ik ]
/ ˌmyu təˈdʒɛn ɪk /

adjective Genetics.

capable of inducing mutation or increasing its rate.

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Origin of mutagenic

First recorded in 1945–50; muta(tion) + -genic

OTHER WORDS FROM mutagenic

mu·ta·gen·i·cal·ly, adverbmu·ta·ge·nic·i·ty [myoo-tuh-juh-nis-i-tee] /ˌmyu tə dʒəˈnɪs ɪ ti/, noun
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