noun. ['mjuːˈteɪʃən'] (genetics) any event that changes genetic structure; any alteration in the inherited nucleic acid sequence of the genotype of an organism.
- genetic mutation
- chromosomal mutation
- gene mutation
- point mutation
Words that Rhyme with Mutation
Example sentences of the word mutation
1. Noun, singular or mass
Unless a mutation has occurred, traits that seem to bypass generations are actually brought along in the genes.
Quotes containing the word mutation
1. Consciousness-Driven Evolution circa 60,000 B.C. Random genetic mutation allowed homo sapiens to compete more successfully for food and mating rights. Just listen to girl chatter posted on the cave walls:"Boy, Uggh is hot. He's sentient!""Yeah. He doesn't need a club to get my attention.
- Beryl Dov
noun. ['mjuːˈteɪʃən'] a change or alteration in form or qualities.
noun. ['mjuːˈteɪʃən'] (biology) an organism that has characteristics resulting from chromosomal alteration.
- lusus naturae