the origin and development of a mutation.

1950–55; < Neo-Latin; see mutation, -genesis

mutagenetic [myoo-tuh-juh-net-ik] , adjective Unabridged
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mutagenesis (ˌmjuːtəˈdʒɛnɪsɪs)
genetics the generation, usually intentional, of mutations
[C20: from mutation + -genesis]

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mutagenesis mu·ta·gen·e·sis (myōō'tə-jěn'ĭ-sĭs)
n. pl. mu·ta·gen·e·ses (-sēz')
The formation or development of a mutation.

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