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English noun: genetic mutation

1. genetic 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, mutation


Broader (hypernym)alteration, change, modification


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


Part holonymmutagenesis


Domain categorygenetic science, genetics









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