• Definition for "mutagen"
    • a representative, such as a chemical, ultraviolet light,…
    • View More
  • Sentence for "mutagen"
    • Estrogen is not identified as a…
    • View More
  • Cross Reference for "mutagen"
  • Urban Dictionary for "mutagen"
    • The green goop that transformed 4…
    • View More
  • Medical Dictionary for "mutagen"
    • something which is capable of mutating…
    • View More

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
65 votes

How would you define mutagen?

All the definitions on AZdictionary were written by people just like you. Now's your chance to add your own!