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An organism that has characteristics resulting from chromosomal alteration

The event consisting of a change in genetic structure


Word definitions for mutation in dictionaries

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English Word definitions in Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
noun COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS ■ ADJECTIVE deleterious ▪ Now, suppose that deleterious mutations reduce survival below this optimal value. ▪ Senescence of clones is probably caused by the accumulation of deleterious mutations . ▪ Furthermore, the total rate...

The Collaborative International Dictionary Word definitions in The Collaborative International Dictionary
mutation \mu*ta"tion\ (m[-u]*t[=a]"sh[u^]n), n. [L. mutatio, fr. mutare to change: cf. F. mutation. See Mutable .] Change; alteration, either in form or qualities. The vicissitude or mutations in the superior globe are no fit matter for this present argument....

Wiktionary Word definitions in Wiktionary
n. 1 Any alteration or change. 2 (context genetics English) Any heritable change of the base-pair sequence of genetic material.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary Word definitions in Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
late 14c., "action of changing," from Old French mutacion (13c.), and directly from Latin mutationem (nominative mutatio ) "a changing, alteration, a turn for the worse," noun of action from past participle stem of mutare "to change" (see mutable ). Genetic...

WordNet Word definitions in WordNet
n. (biology) an organism that has characteristics resulting from chromosomal alteration [syn: mutant , variation , sport ] (genetics) any event that changes genetic structure; any alteration in the inherited nucleic acid sequence of the genotype of an organism...

Wikipedia Word definitions in Wikipedia
In biology , a mutation is the permanent alteration of the nucleotide sequence of the genome of an organism , virus , or extrachromosomal DNA or other genetic elements. Mutations result from damage to DNA which then may undergo error-prone repair (especially...

Usage examples of mutation.

He went to the bathroom to wash his hands, but this time he did not ask the mirror, metaphysically, What can this be, he had recovered his scientific outlook, the fact that agnosia and amaurosis are identified and defined with great precision in books and in practice, did not preclude the appearance of variations, mutations, if the word is appropriate, and that day seemed to have arrived.

So perhaps he had an edited cerebral chemistry, or an adaptive aural processing mutation in his derivative Kido lineage.

On Gris we send biogenetic teams to Earth every five years to check our own mutation rate.

From the undoubted fact that gene mutations like the Tay-Sachs mutation or chromosomal abnormalities like the extra chromosome causing Down syndrome are the sources of pathological variation, human geneticists have assumed that heart disease, diabetes, breast cancer, and bipolar syndrome must also be genetic variants.

He has to admit, however, that atoms do not aggregate of their own accord, and rather than believe in a superior law and, finally, in the destiny he wishes to deny, he accepts the concept of a purely fortuitous mutation, the clinamen, in which the atoms meet and group themselves together.

This was a type of dwarfism that resulted from a spontaneous mutation.

Ultraviolet gives us hereditary mutation and the euchromatin contains the genes that transmit heredity.

Most new genes that arise, either by mutation or reassortment or immigration, are quickly penalized by natural selection: the evolutionarily stable set is restored.

What counts are mutations in the gametes, the eggs and sperm cells, which are the agents of sexual reproduction.

And the first glob, you know, was itself a mutation, and against stiff statistical odds.

It was an enormous snow-white mutation derived from an arctic gyrfalcon the bird that indeed was reserved for kings.

A very slight variation in haplotype number, the kind of subtle, meaningless mutation that happened in the DNA of a germ cell.

Through green hyaline panels he could see the lift of the EAMH, the Experimental Applied Mutation Hospital, moving, leaving him here isolated.

Tools have always functioned as human prostheses, integrated into our bodies through our laboring practices as a kind of anthropological mutation both in individual terms and in terms of collective social life.

Accidentally useful mutations provide the working material for biological evolution-as, for example, a mutation for melanin in certain moths, which changes their color from white to black.