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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The smallest unit of DNA at which a mutation can occur; a nucleotide.

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  • n. the smallest unit of DNA where a mutation can occur

Etymologies

mut(ation) + -on1.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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