- to change; alter.
- Phonetics. to change by umlaut.
- to change; undergo mutation.
Origin of mutate
Examples from the Web for mutating
Contemporary Examples of mutating
A “simple bout of flu” is incapable of mutating into an Ebola infection.The Sham, Scaremongering Guide to Ebola
November 20, 2014
Mid-90s Gallic nuclear testing is blamed for mutating a native iguana species of Tahiti.A Comprehensive History of Toho’s Original Kaiju (and Atomic Allegory) Godzilla
May 18, 2014
Her body became a mutating “canvas,” manifesting reactions such as hives, rashes, swelling, and stomach pains.Be Meat and Drink: A Conceptual Performance at Allegra LaViola Gallery
April 15, 2011
Historical Examples of mutating
The great majority, however, are not at present in the mutating state.
De Vries cites several other instances of plants in a mutating state.
But the average wing-length of the offspring of the two mutating individuals will be 20 inches.
The classical example of a mutating plant is the evening primrose of the species Oenothera lamarckiana.
These instances would seem to indicate that cattle are what De Vries would call “in a mutating state” in that part of the world.
- to undergo or cause to undergo mutation