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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: re-ver'tant

Definition: In microbial genetics, a mutant that has reverted to its former genotype (true reversion) or to the original phenotype by means of a suppressor mutation.

[L. revertans, pres.p. of reverto, to turn back]

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