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MUTANT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does mutant mean? 

MUTANT (noun)
  The noun MUTANT has 2 senses:

1. (biology) an organism that has characteristics resulting from chromosomal alteration
2. an animal that has undergone mutation

  Familiarity information: MUTANT used as a noun is rare.


MUTANT (adjective)
  The adjective MUTANT has 1 sense:

1. tending to undergo or resulting from mutation

  Familiarity information: MUTANT used as an adjective is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


MUTANT (noun)


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Meaning:

(biology) an organism that has characteristics resulting from chromosomal alteration

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

mutant; mutation; sport; variation

Hypernyms ("mutant" is a kind of...):

being; organism (a living thing that has (or can develop) the ability to act or function independently)

Domain category:

biological science; biology (the science that studies living organisms)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "mutant"):

freak; lusus naturae; monster; monstrosity (a person or animal that is markedly unusual or deformed)


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Meaning:

An animal that has undergone mutation

Classified under:

Nouns denoting animals

Hypernyms ("mutant" is a kind of...):

animal; animate being; beast; brute; creature; fauna (a living organism characterized by voluntary movement)


MUTANT (adjective)


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Meaning:

Tending to undergo or resulting from mutation

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Context example:

a mutant gene

Pertainym:

mutation ((genetics) any event that changes genetic structure; any alteration in the inherited nucleic acid sequence of the genotype of an organism)


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