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mutant

[ myoot-nt ]
/ ˈmyut nt /
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adjective

undergoing or resulting from mutation.

noun

a new type of organism produced as the result of mutation.

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Origin of mutant

1900–05; <Latin mūtant- (stem of mūtāns), present participle of mūtāre to change; see -ant

OTHER WORDS FROM mutant

un·mu·tant, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for mutant

mutant
/ (ˈmjuːtənt) /

noun

Also called: mutation an animal, organism, or gene that has undergone mutation

adjective

of, relating to, undergoing, or resulting from change or mutation

Word Origin for mutant

C20: from Latin mutāre to change
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for mutant

mutant
[ myōōtnt ]

n.

An organism possessing one or more genes that have undergone mutation.

adj.

Resulting from or undergoing mutation.
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