mutagen

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mu·ta·gen

 (myo͞o′tə-jən, -jĕn′)
n.
An agent, such as a chemical, ultraviolet light, or a radioactive element, that can induce or increase the frequency of mutation in an organism.


mu′ta·gen′ic adj.
mu′ta·gen′i·cal·ly adv.
mu′ta·ge·nic′i·ty (-jə-nĭs′ĭ-tē) n.

mutagen

(ˈmjuːtədʒən)
n
(Genetics) a substance or agent that can induce genetic mutation
[C20: from mutation + -gen]
mutagenic adj
ˌmutagenˈicity n

mu•ta•gen

(ˈmyu tə dʒən, -ˌdʒɛn)

n.
a substance or preparation capable of inducing or accelerating mutation.
[1945–50; muta (tion) + -gen]
mu`ta•gen′ic, adj.
mu`ta•gen′i•cal•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mutagen - any agent (physical or environmental) that can induce a genetic mutation or can increase the rate of mutation
agent - an active and efficient cause; capable of producing a certain effect; "their research uncovered new disease agents"
Translations

mutagen

[ˈmjuːtədʒən] Nmutagene m

mutagen

n (Biol) → Mutagen nt

mu·ta·gen

n. mutágeno, sustancia o agente que causa mutación.
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Vitamins act as an antioxidant and free radical scavengers, thereby acting as an anticarcinogenic, anticlastogenic and antimutagenic agents.
The role of fruits and vegetables in health promotion and disease prevention is repeatedly being proven by scientists and researchers, showing that phytochemicals of-ten function as antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and antimutagenic agents.