1. mutagen

noun. ['ˈmjuːtədʒɛn'] any agent (physical or environmental) that can induce a genetic mutation or can increase the rate of mutation.


  • general agent

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Rhymes with Mutagen

  • amgen
  • ampligen
  • cytogen
  • dolgen
  • epogen
  • somatogen
  • tecogen

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.