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var·i·ant

(var'ē-ănt),
1. That which, or one who, is variable.
2. Having the tendency to alter or change, exhibit variety or diversity, not conform with, or differ from the type.

variant

/var·i·ant/ (var´e-ant)
1. something that differs in some characteristic from the class to which it belongs.
2. exhibiting such variation.

variant

[ver′ē·ənt]
Etymology: L, variare, to diversify
an individual or subpopulation that differs from other individuals or subpopulations of its species.

var·i·ant

(var'ē-ănt)
1. That which, or one who, is variable.
2. Having the tendency to alter or change, exhibit variety or diversity, not conform, or differ from the usual type.

variant

a particular form of a species or variety that has not been given a special name.

variant

an organism or tissue that is different from the majority of the population but is still sufficiently similar to the common mode to be considered to be one of them, e.g. a variant strain of classical swine fever (hog cholera) virus.