1. A change in form, quality or some other characteristic.

2. <genetics> A permanent transmissible change in the genetic material, usually in a single gene. Also, an individual exhibiting such a change. Also called (in classical genetics) a sport.

Origin: L. Mutatio from mutare = to change

(11 Mar 2008)

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