antimutagen


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an·ti·mu·ta·gen

(an'tē-myū'tă-jen),
A factor that reduces or interferes with the mutagenic actions or effects of a substance.

antimutagen

[-myo̅o̅′təjən]
Etymology: Gk, anti + L, mutare, to change; Gk, genein, to produce
1 any substance that reduces the rate of spontaneous mutations or counteracts or reverses the action of a mutagen.
2 any technique that protects cells against the effects of mutagens. antimutagenic, adj.

an·ti·mu·ta·gen

(an'tē-myū'tă-jen)
A factor that reduces or interferes with the mutagenic actions or effects of a substance.
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