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"mutant" in British English

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mutantnoun [C]

uk   /ˈmjuː.tənt/ us   /ˈmjuː.t̬ənt/
an organism that is different from others of its type because of a permanent change in its genes: These mutants lack a vital protein which gives them immunity to the disease. This mutant gene is thought to cause cancer.figurative humorous I'm convinced he's a mutant - he's not at all like the rest of our family!
disapproving an unpleasant and frightening thing: The result of these experiments will be a nightmarish world filled with two-headed monsters and other mutants.
(Definition of mutant from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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mutantnoun [C]

/ˈmju·t̬ənt/
biology a new type of organism that is a result of the process of mutation
(Definition of mutant from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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