What does mutant mean?

Definitions for mutantˈmyut nt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word mutant.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. mutant, mutation, variation, sport(noun)

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

  2. mutant(adj)

    an animal that has undergone mutation

  3. mutant(adj)

    tending to undergo or resulting from mutation

    "a mutant gene"


  1. mutant(Noun)

    Something which has mutated, which has one or more new characteristics from a mutation.

  2. mutant(Noun)

    Someone or something that seems strange, abnormal, or bizarre.

  3. mutant(Adjective)

    That has undergone mutation.

  4. mutant(Adjective)

    Strange, abnormal, or bizarre.

  5. Origin: mutans, present participle of mutare.


  1. Mutant

    In biology and especially genetics, a mutant is an individual, organism, or new genetic character, arising or resulting from an instance of mutation, which is a base-pair sequence change within the DNA of a gene or chromosome of an organism resulting in the creation of a new character or trait not found in the wild type. The natural occurrence of genetic mutations is integral to the process of evolution. The study of mutants is an integral part of biology; by understanding the effect that a mutation in a gene has, it is possible to establish the normal function of that gene. In some organisms mutants can be created by gene targeting to assess the function of any given gene. This experimental approach is called reverse genetics. For example, a collection of knockout-moss mutants can be used to identify genes with so far unknown functions.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of mutant in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of mutant in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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