Definition of 'mutant'
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Now there is huge demand for mutant animals. The Sun (2014)A force of mutant heroes defends the human race. The Sun (2011)While mice are normally social animals, the mutant mice showed little or no interest in other mice that were unfamiliar to them. Times, Sunday Times (2006)You probably don't know it but it is highly likely that you carry a mutant gene that is responsible for a serious disease. Times, Sunday Times (2010)If two different mutant genes on the same chromosome were passed through males, they always appeared together in flies of the next generation. The Runaway Brain: the Evolution of Human Uniqueness (1993)She also happens to carry the mutant gene for Huntington's disease. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Their productions are not just monstrous, but often take ugliness to a baroque extreme, suggesting mutant animals. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It will then reproduce itself by leaving copies of its genes -- including the beneficial mutant gene -- in the next generation. Macrosociology: An Introduction to Human Societies (1995)
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Translations for 'mutant'
British English: mutant NOUN
A mutant is an animal or plant that is physically different from others of the same species because of a change in its genes.
New species are merely mutants of earlier ones.
Definition of mutant from the Collins English Dictionary
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