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mutation

 
Noun mutation has 3 senses
  1. mutant, mutation, variation, sport - (biology) an organism that has characteristics resulting from chromosomal alteration
    --1 is a kind of organism, being
    --1 has particulars: freak, monster, monstrosity, lusus naturae
    Derived form: verb mutate1
  2. mutation, genetic mutation, chromosomal mutation - (genetics) any event that changes genetic structure; any alteration in the inherited nucleic acid sequence of the genotype of an organism
    --2 is a kind of change, alteration, modification
    --2 has parts: mutagenesis
    --2 has particulars:
     inversion; transposition; point mutation, gene mutation; reversion; saltation
    Derived form: verb mutate1
  3. mutation - a change or alteration in form or qualities
    --3 is a kind of
    change, alteration, modification
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