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Genotoxic

Similar term(s): genotoxicity.

Definition:

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 carcinogenic.

Source: GreenFacts

Related words:

Carcinogen - DNA - Enzyme(s) - Mutagen - Mutation - Toxic

Translation(s):

Español: Genotóxico

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