mutation
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /mjuˈteɪʃən/
Noun

mutation

  1. Any alteration or change.
  2. (genetics) Any heritable change of the base-pair sequence of genetic material.
  3. A mutant.
  4. (linguistics) An alteration a particular sound of a word, especially the initial consonant, which is triggered by the word's morphological or syntactic context and not by its phonological context.
  5. (rare, collective noun) A group of thrushes.
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