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Noun
/myo͞oˈtāSHən/,
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mutations, plural;
  1. The action or process of mutating
    • - the mutation of ethnic politics into nationalist politics
    • - his first novel went through several mutations
  2. The changing of the structure of a gene, resulting in a variant form that may be transmitted to subsequent generations, caused by the alteration of single base units in DNA, or the deletion, insertion, or rearrangement of larger sections of genes or chromosomes

  3. A distinct form resulting from such a change

  4. Regular change of a sound when it occurs adjacent to another, in particular

  5. (in Germanic languages) The process by which the quality of a vowel was altered in certain phonetic contexts; umlaut

  6. (in Celtic languages) Change of an initial consonant in a word caused (historically) by the preceding word


  1. mutant: (biology) an organism that has characteristics resulting from chromosomal alteration
  2. (genetics) any event that changes genetic structure; any alteration in the inherited nucleic acid sequence of the genotype of an organism
  3. a change or alteration in form or qualities
  4. (mutational) of or relating to or resulting from mutation
  5. (mutant) an animal that has undergone mutation
  6. Mutations are changes in a genomic sequence: the DNA sequence of a cell's genome or the DNA or RNA sequence of a virus. Mutations are caused by radiation, viruses, transposons and mutagenic chemicals, as well as errors that occur during meiosis or DNA replication. ...
  7. The concept of a mutant is a common trope in comic books and science fiction. The new phenotypes that appear in fictional mutations generally go far beyond what is typically seen in biological mutants, and often result in the mutated life form exhibiting superhuman abilities or qualities.
  8. In genetic algorithms of computing, mutation is a genetic operator used to maintain genetic diversity from one generation of a population of algorithm chromosomes to the next. It is analogous to biological mutation.
  9. In the mathematical field of knot theory, a mutation is an operation on a knot that can produce different knots. Suppose K is a knot given in the form of a knot diagram. Consider a disc D in the projection plane of the diagram whose boundary circle intersects K exactly four times. ...
  10. Mutation is a book written by Robin Cook (novelist) about the ethics of genetic engineering. It brings up the benefits, risks, and consequences.
  11. An organ stop (or just stop) is a component of a pipe organ that admits pressurized air (known as wind) to a set of organ pipes. ...
  12. (mutant) Something which has mutated, which has one or more new characteristics from a mutation; Someone or something that seems strange, abnormal, or bizarre; That has undergone mutation; Strange, abnormal, or bizarre
  13. (mutations) Changes in the structure of genes. A mutation may be inherited or caused by an environmental exposure. Certain changes may lead to cancer or other diseases. Also called a gene alteration.
  14. (Mutations) Changes to the base pair sequence of the genetic material. Gene mutations have varying effects on health depending on where they occur and whether they alter the function of the genes and their products, the essential proteins.
  15. (Mutations) Flaws that some creatures are born with. Generally speaking, mutations make finding a mate impossible. Example: “Did you see that mutant? He will never get a girlfriend or boyfriend, or if he’s a she, she will never get a boyfriend or girlfriend.”
  16. (mutations) changes in the DNA that codes for a gene, which may or may not cause a normal working gene to become a non-working gene.
  17. Mutations are hereditary changes in genetic material which creates new characteristics in offspring. The breeders of parrot-family birds started creating mutations in the smaller birds such as budgies, cockatiels, lovebirds, and parrotlets but now they are tinkering with the larger parrots. ...
  18. (MUTANT) An organism or cell carrying a mutation. An alternative phenotype to t..More
  19. (MUTANT) The squealing enemy in Defender and Stargate. A video-game addict.
  20. (Mutant (Mutoid, Freako)) Ugly or disfigured, disabled person
  21. (Mutant) ( Endzeit Target Games / Aventyrspel * [HP] )
  22. (Mutant) A humanoid creature warped in utero by magical radiation.
  23. (Mutant) A person whose morphia, anima or psyche is naturally different than human norm. It may be inherited or it may be a unique incident.
  24. (Mutant) In general conversation, "mutant" can refer to anything that has been mutated, such as people who gain super-human abilities or turtles who are genetically altered to have human traits and intelligence. ...
  25. (Mutant) To be inexplicably clueless or uninformed about a word or phrase that everyone else seems to know. First applied to Natalie Maynor, the former longtime list owner, by Tushar Samant, in the form of the nickname "Mutant City."