mutation

[ myoo-tey-shuh n ]SEE DEFINITION OF mutation

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Time is, therefore, not a factor in the mutation of species.

Apart from every thing else, it was a mournful witness to the world's mutation.

The situation is not symmetrical because the mutation is not complete.

A rough-hewn resemblance is first brought about by a process of mutation.

Here we seem to have a plain statement of the origin of new forms by mutation.

These furnish us with an example of a mutation in the other direction.

The phenomenon of mutation is not confined to animals in a state of domestication.

I submit that the species arose as a mutation from A. tristis.

Is mutation a factor in the evolution of higher vertebrates.

Mutation or change is the passing from one state into another.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "action of changing," from Old French mutacion (13c.), and directly from Latin mutationem (nominative mutatio) "a changing, alteration, a turn for the worse," noun of action from past participle stem of mutare "to change" (see mutable). Genetic sense is from 1894.

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