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map Tweet Definition of map Like Definition of map on Facebook
noun
  1. A visual representation of an area, whether real or imaginary.
  2. A mathematical name for a function that assigns a value to some other value.
  3. A diagram of components of an item.
  4. A city map.
verb (map, p, ed)
  1. To create a visual representation of a territory, etc. via cartography.
  2. To inform someone of a particular idea.
marker Tweet Definition of marker Like Definition of marker on Facebook
noun
  1. An object used to mark a location.
  2. Someone or something that marks.
  3. A felt-tipped pen.
  4. (slang) A signed note of a debt to be paid.
  5. (paintball) A device that fires a paintball
Mendelism Tweet Definition of Mendelism Like Definition of Mendelism on Facebook
noun
  1. The whole body of principles of heredity formulated by w:G. Mendel, G. Mendel, that represent the basis of genetics.
  2. The study of heredity of characters, character.
molecular genetics Tweet Definition of molecular genetics Like Definition of molecular genetics on Facebook
noun
  1. A field of biology which studies the structure and function of genes at a molecular level.
monohybrid Tweet Definition of monohybrid Like Definition of monohybrid on Facebook
noun
  1. A hybrid between two species that only have a difference of one gene.
mutagen Tweet Definition of mutagen Like Definition of mutagen on Facebook
noun
  1. any agent or substance which can cause genetic mutation
mutagenesis Tweet Definition of mutagenesis Like Definition of mutagenesis on Facebook
noun (mutageneses)
  1. the creation or formation of a mutation
mutagenic Tweet Definition of mutagenic Like Definition of mutagenic on Facebook
adjective
  1. capable of causing mutation
mutant Tweet Definition of mutant Like Definition of mutant on Facebook
noun
  1. Something which has mutated.
  2. Something which has one or more new characteristics from a mutation.
    • Your plaid fish are mutants.
      1. (informal) Someone or something that seems strange, abnormal, or bizarre.
    • I think your brother is a ; he"s so weird!
adjective
  1. Something which has undergone mutation.
    • Your fish are dying.
      1. (informal) Strange, abnormal, or bizarre.
    • Your brother just growled at me again!
mutate Tweet Definition of mutate Like Definition of mutate on Facebook
verb (mutat, es)
  1. To undergo, or cause to undergo mutation

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