- undergoing or resulting from mutation.
- a new type of organism produced as the result of mutation.
Origin of mutant
Examples from the Web for mutant
When the raven-man promises Bran that he will “fly,” does he mean the boy is about to morph into mutant bird as well?Best ‘Game of Thrones’ Season Yet
June 16, 2014
In lieu of bone marrow transplants, scientists hope to use stem cells to serve as the future vectors of mutant CCR5 proteins.Gene Editing Could Erase HIV
Dr. Anand Veeravagu, MD, Michael Zhang
June 11, 2014
I helped give birth to the mutant celebrity nightmare that has now eaten the media world.Tina Brown: Why Kim Kardashian Isn’t ‘Aspirational'
April 1, 2014
“My god, that is one hilarious animal, some kind of mutant,” Odenkirk marvels.Breaking Bad's Scene-Stealing Dirtbag
May 26, 2010
"There is a strong interest in treating BRCA-2 mutant cancers with these agents," Dr. Hruban wrote in an email to me.Congress' Insult to Randy Pausch's Legacy
July 25, 2009
He realized that he was in the Mutant Quarter, not far from Myla's house.The Status Civilization
That should be enough to tell you about the modern Pasteur and his mutant virus.Pandemic
Jesse Franklin Bone
Any tribe led by Deklay would be hostile to the mutant animals.The Defiant Agents
Andre Alice Norton
They were a mutant breed, gigantic in physical stature, peaceful in nature.Captives of the Flame
Samuel R. Delany
Or the Solar System would be peopled by mutant monstrosities.The Impossible Voyage Home
Floyd L. Wallace
- Also called: mutation an animal, organism, or gene that has undergone mutation
- of, relating to, undergoing, or resulting from change or mutation
Word Origin and History for mutant
1901, in the biological sense, from Latin mutantem (nominative mutans) "changing," present participle of mutare "to change" (see mutable). In the science fiction sense, it is attested from 1954. As an adjective from 1903.
- An organism possessing one or more genes that have undergone mutation.
- Resulting from or undergoing mutation.