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Medical Term:

mutagen

Pronunciation: myu'ta-jen

Definition: Any agent that promotes a mutation or causes an increase in the rate of mutational events, radioactive substances, x-rays, or certain chemicals.

[L. muto, to change, + G. -gen, producing]

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