One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Biology. A descendant organism, typically a microorganism, whose genetic material has changed over the course of a small number of generations, especially as a result of mutagenesis; a gene sequence or gene product characteristic of such an organism.
Mid 19th century (in an earlier sense). From evolve + -ant.
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