mutagen
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary mutation + -gen Date: 1933 an agent (as a chemical or various radiations) that tends to increase the frequency or extent of mutation • mutagenic adjectivemutagenically adverb

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  • mutagen — MUTAGÉN, Ă, mutageni, e, adj., s.m. (biol.) (Agent) care produce o mutaţie (2). – Din fr. mutagene. Trimis de ana zecheru, 19.05.2004. Sursa: DEX 98  mutagén adj. m., pl. mutagéni; f …   Dicționar Român

  • mutagen — mu ta*gen (m[=u] t[.a]*j[e^]n), n. A chemical compound or other external influence (such as ionizing radiation) which causes mutations[3]. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mutagen — mutagen. См. мутаген. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • mutagen — (n.) 1946, from MUTATION (Cf. mutation) + GEN (Cf. gen) thing that produces. Related: Mutagenic; mutagenesis; mutagenize …   Etymology dictionary

  • mutagen — mùtagēn m <N mn i> DEFINICIJA biol. fizikalni ili kemijski čimbenik koji izaziva mutacije [mutagene tvari] ETIMOLOGIJA v. mutacija + gen …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • mutagen — [myo͞ot′ə jən, myo͞ot′əjen΄] n. [ MUTA(TION) + GEN] Biol. any agent or substance, as X rays, mustard gas, etc., capable of noticeably increasing the frequency of mutation mutagenic [myo͞ot′əjen′ik] adj. mutagenically adv …   English World dictionary

  • Mutagen — In genetics, a mutagen (Latin, literally origin of change) is a physical or chemical agent that changes the genetic material, usually DNA, of an organism and thus increases the frequency of mutations above the natural background level. As many… …   Wikipedia

  • mutagen — mu|ta|gen 〈Adj.〉 Mutationen auslösend [<Mutation + grch. gennan „erzeugen“] * * * Mu|ta|gen [Kurzw. aus Mutation (lat. mutatio = Veränderung) u. ↑ gen], das; , e: Sammelbez. für mutagen (↑ erbgutverändernd) wirkende, d. h. Erbänderungen… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Mutagen — Mu|ta|gen 〈n. 11〉 chem. od. physikal. Agens, das Mutationen auslöst * * * Mu|ta|gen [Kurzw. aus Mutation (lat. mutatio = Veränderung) u. ↑ gen], das; , e: Sammelbez. für mutagen (↑ erbgutverändernd) wirkende, d. h. Erbänderungen (Mutationen)… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • mutagen — UK [ˈmjuːtədʒən] / US [ˈmjutədʒən] noun [countable] Word forms mutagen : singular mutagen plural mutagens biology a substance that produces a genetic mutation …   English dictionary

  • Mutagen — Mutagene sind äußere Einwirkungen, die Mutationen oder Chromosomenaberrationen auslösen, also das Erbgut eines Organismus verändern. Hierbei unterscheidet man physikalische Mutagene wie Strahlung und hohe Temperaturen sowie chemische Mutagene[1]… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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