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Definition 1: (genetics) any event that changes genetic structure; any alteration in the inherited nucleic acid sequence of the genotype of an organism - [noun denoting event]

Synonyms for mutation in the sense of this definition

(mutation is a kind of ...) an event that occurs when something passes from one state or phase to another

"the change was intended to increase sales" "this storm is certainly a change for the worse" "the neighborhood had undergone few modifications since his last visit years ago"

(... is a kind of mutation ) (genetics) the loss or absence of one or more nucleotides from a chromosome

(... is a kind of mutation ) (genetics) a kind of mutation in which the order of the genes in a section of a chromosome is reversed

(... is a kind of mutation ) (genetics) a kind of mutation in which a chromosomal segment is transfered to a new position on the same or another chromosome

(... is a kind of mutation ) (genetics) a mutation due to an intramolecular reorganization of a gene

(... is a kind of mutation ) (genetics) a return to a normal phenotype (usually resulting from a second mutation)

(... is a kind of mutation ) (genetics) a mutation that drastically changes the phenotype of an organism or species

(mutation is a part of ...) an event capable of causing a mutation

(mutation belongs to category ...) the branch of biology that studies heredity and variation in organisms

Definition 2: a change or alteration in form or qualities - [noun denoting event]

(mutation is a kind of ...) an event that occurs when something passes from one state or phase to another

"the change was intended to increase sales" "this storm is certainly a change for the worse" "the neighborhood had undergone few modifications since his last visit years ago"

Definition 3: (biology) an organism that has characteristics resulting from chromosomal alteration - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for mutation in the sense of this definition

(mutation is a kind of ...) a living thing that has (or can develop) the ability to act or function independently

(... is a kind of mutation ) a person or animal that is markedly unusual or deformed

(mutation belongs to category ...) the science that studies living organisms

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