Definition of mutagenize in English:

mutagenize

(also mutagenise)

verb

[WITH OBJECT]usually as adjective mutagenized
Biology
  • Treat (a cell, organism, etc.) with mutagenic agents:

    ‘mutagenized DNA’
    • ‘The accuracy of each mutagenized plasmid was checked by sequencing.’
    • ‘Historically, three programmes for the identification of photorespiratory mutants in chemically mutagenized seed sets were performed.’
    • ‘Shown underneath is the region that was mutagenized in this study.’
    • ‘We mutagenized a wild-type strain and sought animals that were defective in cultivation-temperature avoidance.’
    • ‘A total of 12,600 transformants from six individually mutagenized pools were screened.’

Pronunciation:

mutagenize

/ˈmjuːtədʒənʌɪz/