Antonyms for mutation

Grammar : Noun
Spell : myoo-tey-shuh n
Phonetic Transcription : myuˈteɪ ʃən

Definition of mutation

Origin :
  • late 14c., "action of changing," from Old French mutacion (13c.), and directly from Latin mutationem (nominative mutatio) "a changing, alteration, a turn for the worse," noun of action from past participle stem of mutare "to change" (see mutable). Genetic sense is from 1894.
  • noun metamorphosis
Example sentences :
  • Time is, therefore, not a factor in the mutation of species.
  • Extract from : « Life: Its True Genesis » by R. W. Wright
  • Apart from every thing else, it was a mournful witness to the world's mutation.
  • Extract from : « The Prehistoric World » by E. A. Allen
  • The situation is not symmetrical because the mutation is not complete.
  • Extract from : « The World's Greatest Books - Volume 15 - Science » by Various
  • A rough-hewn resemblance is first brought about by a process of mutation.
  • Extract from : « Mimicry in Butterflies » by Reginald Crundall Punnett
  • Here we seem to have a plain statement of the origin of new forms by mutation.
  • Extract from : « The Making of Species » by Douglas Dewar
  • These furnish us with an example of a mutation in the other direction.
  • Extract from : « The Making of Species » by Douglas Dewar
  • The phenomenon of mutation is not confined to animals in a state of domestication.
  • Extract from : « The Making of Species » by Douglas Dewar
  • I submit that the species arose as a mutation from A. tristis.
  • Extract from : « Glimpses of Indian Birds » by Douglas Dewar
  • Is mutation a factor in the evolution of higher vertebrates.
  • Extract from : « American Weasels » by E. Raymond Hall
  • Mutation or change is the passing from one state into another.
  • Extract from : « The Mormon Doctrine of Deity » by B. H. Roberts

Synonyms for mutation

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