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English noun: mutation

1. mutation (person) (biology) an organism that has characteristics resulting from chromosomal alteration


Synonymsmutant, sport, variation


Broader (hypernym)being, organism


Narrower (hyponym)freak, lusus naturae, monster, monstrosity


Domain categorybiological science, biology

2. mutation (event) (genetics) any event that changes genetic structure; any alteration in the inherited nucleic acid sequence of the genotype of an organism


Synonymschromosomal mutation, genetic mutation


Broader (hypernym)alteration, change, modification


Narrower (hyponym)deletion, gene mutation, inversion, point mutation, reversion, saltation, transposition


Part holonymmutagenesis


Domain categorygenetic science, genetics

3. mutation (event) a change or alteration in form or qualities


Broader (hypernym)alteration, change, modification









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