Mutagen

Any agent (physical or environmental) that can induce a genetic mutation or can increase the rate of mutation.Any factor that is responsible from an increase in the [[ frequency of [[mutations of an organism.mutagen

(Science: chemistry, oncology) An agent that can cause an increase in the rate of mutation, includes x-rays, ultraviolet irradiation (260 nm) and various chemicals.


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