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mu·tant

 (myo͞ot′nt)
n.
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.
adj.
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.]

mutant

(ˈmjuːtənt)
n
(Genetics) Also called: mutation an animal, organism, or gene that has undergone mutation
adj
of, relating to, undergoing, or resulting from change or mutation
[C20: from Latin mutāre to change]

mu•tant

(ˈmyut nt)

n.
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]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mutant - (biology) an organism that has characteristics resulting from chromosomal alterationmutant - (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
biological science, biology - the science that studies living organisms
freak, lusus naturae, monstrosity, monster - a person or animal that is markedly unusual or deformed
2.mutant - an animal that has undergone mutation
animal, animate being, beast, creature, fauna, brute - a living organism characterized by voluntary movement
Adj.1.mutant - tending to undergo or resulting from mutation; "a mutant gene"

mutant

noun
1. freak, monster, mutation, deviant, oddity, monstrosity, freak of nature, lusus naturae He will play the part of evil mutant, Magneto.
adjective
1. freakish, crooked, distorted, warped, deformed, misshapen stories about strange mutant beasts
Translations
mutant
Mutante
mutantti
mutant

mutant

[ˈmjuːtənt]
A. ADJmutante
B. Nmutante mf

mutant

[ˈmjuːtənt]
adjmutant(e)
nmutant m

mutant

nMutante f (spec), → Mutation f
adjmutierend

mutant

[ˈmjuːtənt] adj & nmutante (m/f)

mu·tant

a. mutante, rel. a un organismo que ha pasado por mutaciones.

mutant

adj & n mutante m
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