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mutant

[myoot-nt] /ˈmyut nt/
adjective
1.
undergoing or resulting from mutation.
noun
2.
a new type of organism produced as the result of mutation.
Origin of mutant
1900-1905
1900-05; < Latin mūtant- (stem of mūtāns), present participle of mūtāre to change; see -ant
Related forms
unmutant, adjective
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mutant

/ˈmjuːtənt/
noun
1.
Also called mutation. an animal, organism, or gene that has undergone mutation
adjective
2.
of, relating to, undergoing, or resulting from change or mutation
Word Origin
C20: from Latin mutāre to change
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Word Origin and History for mutant
n.

1901, in the biological sense, from Latin mutantem (nominative mutans) "changing," present participle of mutare "to change" (see mutable). In the science fiction sense, it is attested from 1954. As an adjective from 1903.

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mutant in Medicine

mutant mu·tant (myōōt'nt)
n.
An organism possessing one or more genes that have undergone mutation. adj.
Resulting from or undergoing mutation.

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Slang definitions & phrases for mutant

mutant

noun

A weird and disgusting person; shpos: Marvin is a mutant; he's constantly licking his nose in public (1980s+ Student)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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mutant in Technology
programming
Microsoft's term for a mutex which is generally used in user mode but can also be used in kernel mode. According to this terminology a mutex is only used in kernel mode.
["Microsoft Windows NT Workstation Resource Kit"].
(1997-07-30)
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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