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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.
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mutagen

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

mutagen

[ˈmjuːtədʒən] Nmutagene m
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mutagen

n (Biol) → Mutagen nt
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mu·ta·gen

n. mutágeno, sustancia o agente que causa mutación.
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References in periodicals archive ?
[56], DNA chemoprotective activity may be associated with phenolic compounds acting as potential antimutagenic agents, due to antioxidant action.
Antimutagenic agents are the compounds that have protective effects against mutagenics, which include "desmutagens" that cause chemical and biochemical mutagen modifications before DNA damage and "bioantimutagens" that reduce the mutation process after DNA damage [31].