mutagen definition

  • noun:
    • a representative, such as a chemical, ultraviolet light, or a radioactive element, that will cause or increase the regularity of mutation in an organism.
    • any representative or compound that may trigger hereditary mutation
    • A chemical substance or other external impact (such as for instance ionizing radiation) which in turn causes mutations{3}.
    • any agent (actual or ecological) that can induce an inherited mutation or increases the rate of mutation

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