mutagenic

mutagenic

[myoo-tuh-jen-ik]
adjective Genetics.
capable of inducing mutation or increasing its rate.

Origin:
1945–50; muta(tion) + -genic

mutagenically, adverb
mutagenicity [myoo-tuh-juh-nis-i-tee] , noun
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mutagen (ˈmjuːtədʒən)
 
n
a substance or agent that can induce genetic mutation
 
[C20: from mutation + -gen]
 
mutagenic
 
adj
 
mutagen'icity
 
n

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