muton

[ myōōtŏn′ ]

n.

The smallest unit of a chromosome in which alteration can be effective in causing a mutation.

Nearby words

  1. mutilation,
  2. mutineer,
  3. mutinous,
  4. mutiny,
  5. mutism,
  6. mutsuhito,
  7. mutt,
  8. mutt and jeff,
  9. mutter,
  10. mutton


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Examples from the Web for muton

  • He waited our landing, and seeing we were unarmed threw down his muton (so they named the fish-gig) and came readily to us.