What does mutant mean?

Definitions for mutant
ˈmyut ntmu·tant

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. mutant, mutation, variation, sportnoun

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

  2. mutantadjective

    an animal that has undergone mutation

  3. mutantadjective

    tending to undergo or resulting from mutation

    "a mutant gene"

Wiktionary

  1. mutantnoun

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

  2. mutantnoun

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

  3. mutantadjective

    That has undergone mutation.

  4. mutantadjective

    Strange, abnormal, or bizarre.

  5. Etymology: mutans, present participle of mutare.

Wikipedia

  1. Mutant

    In biology, and especially in genetics, a mutant is an organism or a new genetic character arising or resulting from an instance of mutation, which is generally an alteration of the DNA sequence of the genome or chromosome of an organism. It is a characteristic that would not be observed naturally in a specimen. The term mutant is also applied to a virus with an alteration in its nucleotide sequence whose genome is in the nuclear genome. 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.

ChatGPT

  1. mutant

    A mutant refers to an organism that has undergone a genetic mutation, resulting in a heritable change in its DNA sequence. Mutations can introduce new or alter existing genetic information, potentially leading to changes in physical traits, behaviors, or physiological characteristics of the organism. Mutants can occur naturally or be deliberately created in a laboratory setting for research purposes.

Wikidata

  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.

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  1. tantum

  2. tutman

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Numerology

  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

Examples of mutant in a Sentence

  1. Chris Beck:

    Taking them into a pro-life, abortion discussion (was) very poor taste and judgment, i would not want my four-year-old going to that forum. He can't fully comprehend that stuff. He likes dinosaurs, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Transformers.

  2. Paul Dergarabedian of comScore:

    Jeff Bock, a box office analyst with Exhibitor Relations, declared to Variety. But Ben-Hur isn't the only epic fail. Proving that Americans aren't impressed with much of Hollywood's summer slate, there have been multiple flops, including the Ghostbusters remake, Alice Through The Looking Glass, Star Trek Beyond, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows, Independence Day: Resurgence, The Legend of Tarzan, Warcraft, X Men: Apocalypse, and the Steven Spielberg directed fantasy, The BFG. Still, as The Wrap just reported, North American ticket sales are up 2.84 percent over 2015 receipts at this time. The films have cumulatively earned an astounding $4.14 billion domestic in figures calculated from 108 days after the first Friday in May until Aug. 22. This summer suffered from the problem of perception versus reality.

  3. Bidens First 100 DaysHere:

    The fundamental principle of getting people vaccinated as quickly and as efficiently as you possibly can will always be the best way to prevent the further evolution of any mutant, because when you do that, you prevent replication, and replication is essential for mutation.

  4. Bob Brown:

    We’re interested in trying to silence the mutant gene, so it can’t even make the protein to make the toxic substance.

  5. Fyodor Kondrashov:

    Generally, the more people are infected, the more the chances for vaccine resistance to emerge. So the more Delta is infectious, the more reason for concern, by having a situation where you vaccinate everybody, a vaccine-resistant mutant actually gains a selective advantage.

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