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1. An organism, cell, virus, or gene resulting from genetic mutation.
2. Slang One that is suggestive of a genetic mutant, as in bizarre appearance or inaptitude.
1. Resulting from genetic mutation: a mutant strain of bacteria.
2. Slang Suggestive of a genetic mutant.
[Latin mūtāns, mūtant-, present participle of mūtāre, to change; see mutate.]
(Genetics) Also called: mutation an animal, organism, or gene that has undergone mutation
of, relating to, undergoing, or resulting from change or mutation
[C20: from Latin mutāre to change]
1. a new type of organism produced as the result of mutation.adj.
2. undergoing or resulting from mutation.
[1900–05; < Latin mūtant- (s. of mūtāns), present participle of mūtāre to change]
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|Noun||1.||mutant - (biology) an organism that has characteristics resulting from chromosomal alteration|
organism, being - a living thing that has (or can develop) the ability to act or function independently
|2.||mutant - an animal that has undergone mutation|
|Adj.||1.||mutant - tending to undergo or resulting from mutation; "a mutant gene"|
mutant[ˈmjuːtənt] adj & n → mutante (m/f)
a. mutante, rel. a un organismo que ha pasado por mutaciones.