mutant

[myoot-nt]
adjective
1.
undergoing or resulting from mutation.
noun
2.
a new type of organism produced as the result of mutation.

Origin:
1900–05; < Latin mūtant- (stem of mūtāns), present participle of mūtāre to change; see -ant

unmutant, adjective
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mutant (ˈmjuːtənt)
 
n
1.  Also called: mutation an animal, organism, or gene that has undergone mutation
 
adj
2.  of, relating to, undergoing, or resulting from change or mutation
 
[C20: from Latin mutāre to change]

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Word Origin & History

mutant
1901, in the biological sense, from L. mutantem (nom. mutans) "changing," prp. of mutare "to change" (see mutable). In the science fiction sense, it is attested from 1954.
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Medical Dictionary

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 Dictionary

mutant definition


  1. n.
    a total jerk; a social outcast. (Also a term of address.) : Sam, you act like such a mutant!
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mutant definition

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)
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Example sentences
It's not unusual for plants to produce mutant fruit that lacks seeds, but these
  fruits are usually the end of their line.
By the time a gargantuan mutant rat starts attacking people, it may already be
  too late for them to stop it.
Futurama's crew includes an alien, a mutant, and a robot.
All it takes is a few mutant microbes to cause trouble.
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