English - Vietnamese Dictionary
mutation /mju:'teiʃn/Concise Dictionary
- danh từ
- sự điều động đổi lẫn nhau, sự hoán chuyển
- (ngôn ngữ học) sự biến đổi nguyên âm
+(biology) an organism that has characteristics resulting from chromosomal alteration
+(genetics) any event that changes genetic structure; any alteration in the inherited nucleic acid sequence of the genotype of an organism
+a change or alteration in form or qualities
Advanced English Dictionary
1 change, changing, alteration, altering, modification, modifying, transformation, transforming, metamorphosis, metamorphosing, transmutation, transmuting, transfiguration, transfiguring, evolution, evolving, variation, varying:
For years he studied the mutation of the sweet pea.
2 variant, variation, deviation, deviant, mutant, anomaly, departure:
The mutations exhibited marked differences over the generations.
+ nounCollocation Dictionary
1 [U, C] (biology) a process in which the GENETIC material of a person, a plant or an animal changes in structure when it is passed on to children, etc., causing different physical characteristics to develop; a change of this kind: cells affected by mutation + genetic / colour mutations
2 [U, C] a change in the form or structure of sth: (linguistics) vowel mutation + In Celtic languages such as Welsh, there is a process of mutation affecting the beginning sound of a word, according to the word which comes before it. + the mutation of ethnic politics into nationalist politics
chance, random | common | cell, gene/genetic
VERB + MUTATION
The protein contained a mutation.
The genetic material has suffered a mutation.
Mutations were introduced in the region using various techniques.
| cause, produce
MUTATION + VERB
arise, occur | affect sth
These cells carry a mutation affecting the prevention mechanism.
| cause sth, lead to sth, result in sth
MUTATION + NOUN
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