noun. ['ˈmjuːtədʒɛn'] any agent (physical or environmental) that can induce a genetic mutation or can increase the rate of mutation.
- general agent
Rhymes with Mutagen
Sentences with mutagen
1. Noun, singular or mass
You must take great care not to touch ethidium bromide, for its affinity for DNA also means it can unwind it; it is therefore considered a mutagen.