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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·ge·nic′i·ty (-jə-nĭs′ĭ-tē) n.
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|Adj.||1.||mutagenic - capable of inducing mutation (used mainly of extracellular factors such as X-rays or chemical pollution)|
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