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Definition of "mutagenic" [mutagenic]

  • Capable of causing mutation (adjective)

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Use "mutagenic" in a sentence
  • "Heterocyclic amines are produced when the meat is cooked at a high temperature and are known to be mutagenic, meaning that they can alter DNA thus increasing the rate of cell production that can lead to cancer."
  • "But the World Health Organization reports that "propoxur is not considered mutagenic, embryotoxic, or teratogenic WHO, 2003.""
  • "Gamma-tocopherol traps mutagenic electrophiles such as NOX and complements alpha-tocopherol: physiological implications."