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Meaning of MUTAGEN

Pronunciation:  'myootujun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  any agent (physical or environmental) that can induce a genetic mutation or can increase the rate of mutation
 

MUTAGEN is a 7 letter word that starts with M.

 

 See Also: agent

 

 

Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: An agent that gives rise to mutations. Common mutagens include UV radiation, ethyl bromide and 5-Bromouracil. Compare with teratogen.
 
Glossary
 
 Definition: 
  1. Any agent or process that can cause mutations. See Mutation
  2. An agent that causes a permanent genetic change in a cell. Does not include changes occurring during normal genetic recombination.
 

 

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