hypermutability

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

hyper- +‎ mutability

Noun[edit]

hypermutability (uncountable)

  1. The state of being hypermutable
    • 1999 December 3, Tomas Lindahl & Richard D. Wood, “Quality Control by DNA Repair”, in Science[1], volume 286, number 5446, DOI:10.1126/science.286.5446.1897, pages 1897-1905:
      This explains previous observations of a defect in bypass of damage in XP-V cells and cell extracts (82 ) and accounts for the marked hypermutability of XP-V cells in response to UV light and some chemical agents.