Share this entry

Share this page

somatic mutation

Line breaks: som|at¦ic mu|ta¦tion

Entry from British & World English dictionary

Definition of somatic mutation in English:

noun

[mass noun] Biology
The occurrence of a mutation in the somatic tissue of an organism, resulting in a genetically mosaic individual.

Definition of somatic mutation in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day terpsichorean
Pronunciation: ˌtəːpsɪkəˈriːən
adjective
relating to dancing