Definition of mutant in English:


Syllabification: mu·tant
Pronunciation: /ˈmyo͞otnt


  • Resulting from or showing the effect of mutation: a mutant gene
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    • In other words, are rescue genes mutant alleles of the genes that normally kill hybrids?
    • The gene function is known in four cases, based on mutant phenotypes.
    • I've been 19 for over a day now and I haven't shown any signs of growing a third arm or any other mutant abnormality.


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early 20th century: from Latin mutant- 'changing', from the verb mutare.

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