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Mutagen

Similar term(s): mutagenic, mutagenicity.

Definition:

A substance or physical agent that causes mutations, i.e. permanently alters the DNA of a cell.

Source: GreenFacts

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Because a mutagen is able to damage the DNA of the cell it is genotoxic. All mutagens are genotoxic, but not all of them are carcinogenic.

Source: GreenFacts

Related words:

Carcinogen - DNA - Genotoxic - Mutation

Translation(s):

Español: Mutágeno

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