Definition of mutant adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈmjuːtənt//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmjuːtənt//
Genetic engineering
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(biology) (of a living thing) different in some way from others of the same kind because of a change in its genetic structure a mutant gene a mutant strain of the virus See related entries: Genetic engineering Word Originearly 20th cent.: from Latin mutant- ‘changing’, from the verb mutare.
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