muton

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Contracted form of mutation +‎ -on, coined by American molecular biologist Seymour Benzer in 1957 as "[t]he unit of mutation [] defined as the smallest element that, when altered, can give rise to a mutant form of the organism."[1]

Noun[edit]

muton (plural mutons)

  1. (genetics) A unit of mutation forming part of a recon.

Translations[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Seymour Benzer (1957), “The elementary units of heredity”, in McElroy WD, Glass B, editors, The Chemical Basis of Heredity[1], Baltimore, Maryland: Johns Hopkins Press, page 71

Anagrams[edit]


Ladin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compare French mouton, English mutton.

Noun[edit]

muton m (plural mutons)

  1. ram (male sheep)
  2. son (or, generically, offspring)

Related terms[edit]


Polish[edit]

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muton

Etymology 1[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

muton m inan

  1. (geography, glaciology) roche moutonnée, sheepback
    Synonym: baraniec
Declension[edit]
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Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from English muton.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

muton m inan

  1. (genetics) muton
Declension[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • muton in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English muton.

Noun[edit]

muton n (plural mutoane)

  1. muton

Declension[edit]