mutagen mutagen  /ˈmju tə dʒɛn/

Definition(s):

  • (n) any agent (physical or environmental) that can induce a genetic mutation or can increase the rate of mutation

Usage(s):

  • Tests show that it is a mutagen, meaning it is capable of altering a cell's genetic makeup; mutagens can be, but are not always, cancer-causing agents.

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  • ‘TMNT’: William Fichtner Lands Major Role

    William Fichtner has landed a major role in TMNT, or Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles! It all started in the sewers, where an outcast ninja master was forced to live before a vial of mutagen got unceremoniously dumped almost right in his lap. The man who would come to be known as Master Splinter found his... Read more » ‘TMNT’: William Fichtner Lands Major Role is a post from: The Inquisitr
    on June 23, 2013     Source: The Inquisitr

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