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muton in Medicine

muton mu·ton (myōō'tŏn')
The smallest unit of a chromosome in which alteration can be effective in causing a mutation.

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  • He waited our landing, and seeing we were unarmed threw down his muton (so they named the fish-gig) and came readily to us.

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