mutafacient

mutafacient
adjective
capable of inducing mutation (used mainly of intracellular agents)
Pertains to noun: ↑mutagen

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\\|myüd.ə|fāshənt\ adjective
Etymology: mutation + -facient
: capable of inducing biological mutation — used chiefly of intracellular agents; compare mutagenic

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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