Basic Guidelines For English Spellings
1Change or cause to change in form or nature.no object ‘technology continues to mutate at an alarming rate’
change, metamorphose, evolve, undergo a sea changeView synonyms
- ‘the quick-dry solution really worked, even if it did mutate the skin on her fingers to reptilian scales’
- 1.1Biology (with reference to a cell, DNA molecule, etc.) undergo or cause to undergo change in a gene or genes.no object ‘the virus is able to mutate into new forms that are immune to the vaccine’
- ‘certain nucleotides were mutated’
Early 19th century back-formation from mutation.
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