Share this entry

Share this page

mutation

Pronunciation: /mjuːˈteɪʃən/

Translation of mutation in Spanish:

noun/nombre

u and c
  • 1.1 [Biology/Biología] [Linguistics/Lingüística] mutación (feminine)
    Example sentences
    • As a matter of fact, the functions of books have undergone a process of mutation, and the underlying motivating force is now nothing but the soaring prices.
    • Variation accumulates over time through a random process of mutation.
    • It commits the artist to a descent into time, into the processes of mutation, decay and dissolution.
    Example sentences
    • The same pattern appears in tumor-associated genes undergoing either loss-of-function mutation or rearrangements.
    • Mere mutation of the gene structure cannot fully explain the ‘spiritual’ evolution of species.
    • The gene mutation appears to work by restricting calorie absorption at the cellular level.
    Example sentences
    • Kidney tumors and estrogen-treated kidneys have mutations in microsatellites.
    • It is important to realize that mutations in different mutant individuals are not necessarily distinct.
    • The first is that this was a naturally occurring mutation in the Siamese.
    1.2 (change) [formal] transformación (feminine)

Definition of 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 llanero
m,f
plainsman …
Cultural fact of the day

Spain's 1978 Constitution granted areas of competence competencias to each of the autonomous regions it created. It also established that these could be modified by agreements, called estatutos de autonomía or just estatutos, between central government and each of the autonomous regions. The latter do not affect the competencias of central government which controls the army, etc. For example, Navarre, the Basque Country and Catalonia have their own police forces and health services, and collect taxes on behalf of central government. Navarre has its own civil law system, fueros, and can levy taxes which are different to those in the rest of Spain. In 2006, Andalusia, Valencia and Catalonia renegotiated their estatutos. The Catalan Estatut was particularly contentious.