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Topic: BIOLOGY

Date: 1900-2000
Language: Latin
Origin: , present participle of mutare; MUTATE

mutant

noun
     
mu‧tant [countable]
1HB an animal or plant that is different in some way from others of the same kind, because of a change in its genetic structure
2 something that is very different from others of the same type, in a way that is strange or bad - often used humorously
mutant adjective [only before noun]
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