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mutate

verb [I] uk   us   /mjuːˈteɪt/
to develop new physical characteristics because of a permanent change in the genes. These changes can happen naturally or can be produced by the use of chemicals or radiation: These bacteria have mutated into forms that are resistant to certain drugs. to change from one thing or type of thing into another: Jon has mutated from an awkward teenager into a sophisticated young man.
Translations of “mutate”
in Chinese (Traditional) (遺傳物質等)突變,變異, 轉變…
in Chinese (Simplified) (遗传物质等)变异,突变, 转变…
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