mutagen

Agent that causes biological mutation. Examples include chemicals, radioactive elements and ultraviolet light. See pentachlorophenol.

Mutagen

Agent causing mutations.

Mutagen

A mutagen is an agent that causes a permanent heritable change (i.e., a mutation) into the DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) of an organism.
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Mutagen

In genetics, a mutagen 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 mutations cause cancer, mutagens are therefore also likely to be carcinogens. Not all mutations are caused by mutagens: so-called `spontaneo....
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mutagen

(mu´tә-jәn) an agent that induces genetic mutation.
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mutagen

[n] - any agent (physical or environmental) that can induce a genetic mutation or can increase the rate of mutation
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mutagen

<chemistry, oncology> An agent that can cause an increase in the rate of mutation, includes X-rays, ultraviolet irradiation (260 nm) and various chemicals. ... (18 Nov 1997) ...
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mutagen

noun any agent (physical or environmental) that can induce a genetic mutation or can increase the rate of mutation
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Mutagen

A substance or agent that causes genetic mutations, or chemical alteration of the genetic material, DNA
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Mutagen

A substance that causes mutations (genetic damage).
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mutagen

A substance that causes physical changes in chromosomes or biochemical changes in genes.
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Mutagen

A substance which if inhaled, ingested or penetrates the skin may produce a risk of hereditable genetic defects ie a permanent change in the amount or structure of the genetic material which results in a change to the characteristic of the daughter cells.
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Mutagen

Agent causing mutations.
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Mutagen

An agent capable of modifying the DNA in the genes, causing mutations.
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Mutagen

An agent that causes a permanent genetic change in a cell. Does not include changes occurring during
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Mutagen

An agent that causes a permanent genetic change in a cell other than that which occurs during normal
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Mutagen

An agent that causes a permanent genetic change in a cell. Does not include changes occurring during normal genetic recombination.
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Mutagen

An agent/substance that is capable of increasing the mutation rate.
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mutagen

any agent capable of altering the genetic constitution of a cell by changing the structure of the hereditary material, deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA). ... [2 related articles]
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Mutagen

Any agent or process that can cause mutations. See Mutation.
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mutagen

Any substance that increases the rate of gene mutation. A mutagen may also act as a carcinogen
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Mutagen

Anything that can cause a change (or mutation) in the genetic material of a living cell.
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Mutagen

anything that can increase the rate of abnormal change in cells, which can lead to cancer
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mutagen

Anything that causes a mutation (a change in the DNA of a cell). DNA changes caused by mutagens may harm cells and cause certain diseases, such as cancer. Examples of mutagens include radioactive substances, x-rays, ultraviolet radiation, and certain chemicals.
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mutagen

mutagen: see mutation.
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