Similar term(s): genotoxicity.
Toxic (damaging) to DNA. Substances that are genotoxic may bind directly to
DNA or act indirectly leading to DNA damage by affecting enzymes involved in DNA
replication, thereby causing mutations which may or may not lead to cancer or
birth defects (inheritable damage). Genotoxic substances are not necessarily
Carcinogen - DNA - Enzyme(s) - Mutagen - Mutation - Toxic