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Mutant   /mjˈutənt/   Listen
Mutant

noun
1.
(biology) an organism that has characteristics resulting from chromosomal alteration.  Synonyms: mutation, sport, variation.
2.
An animal that has undergone mutation.



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"Mutant" Quotes from Famous Books



... for in it. That Charter got wonderfully aired and invigorated on its ocean-passage. The salt water agreed with its constitution. In a single instance, at least, it falsified the old maxim,—Coeium, nun animum, mutant, qui trans mare currunt. That was a marvellous piece of parchment. So far as Massachusetts was concerned, the Declaration of Independence was interlined upon it in ...
— Atlantic Monthly, Vol. 3, No. 18, April, 1859 - [Date last updated: August 7, 2005] • Various

... helplessly on his shrunken body, explaining in simple, kindly words that the knowledge which lay in the cubes, in the oddly shaped books which the Terrans sometimes came across in the ruins, was not for them. That his own great-grandfather Dard Nordis, who had been one of the first of the mutant line of sensitives, had discovered that. And Dalgard, impressed by Forken, by his father's concern, and by all the circumstances of that day, had never ...
— Star Born • Andre Norton



Words linked to "Mutant" :   mutation, beast, creature, mutate, organism, animal, animate being, lusus naturae, fauna, biology, being, monster, biological science, monstrosity, freak, brute



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