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"mutate" in British English

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mutateverb [I]

uk   /mjuːˈteɪt/  us   /mjuːˈteɪt/
to ​develop new ​physicalcharacteristics because of a ​permanentchange in the genes. These ​changes can ​happennaturally or can be ​produced by the use of ​chemicals or radiation: These ​bacteria have mutated intoforms that are ​resistant to ​certaindrugs.
to ​change from one thing or ​type of thing into another: Jon has mutated from an ​awkwardteenager into a ​sophisticatedyoung man.
(Definition of mutate from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"mutate" in American English

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mutateverb [I]

 /ˈmju·teɪt/
to ​becomechanged as a ​result of ​mutation
(Definition of mutate from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “mutate”
in Chinese (Simplified) (遗传物质等)变异,突变, 转变…
in Chinese (Traditional) (遺傳物質等)突變,變異, 轉變…
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