Definition of mutagenic in US English:

mutagenic

adjective

  • See mutagen

    • ‘Many carcinogens and mutagens have to be metabolized before their mutagenic activity can be detected.’
    • ‘Substances which allow the Salmonella to grow are considered mutagenic.’
    • ‘This suggests a mutagenic source different from germ cell replication.’
    • ‘Lead is clearly not a powerful mutagen, nor is it consistently mutagenic among various test systems.’
    • ‘This cell line detects a wide variety of mutagenic lesions, including point mutations, deletions and various types of chromosomal aberrations.’

Pronunciation

mutagenic

/ˌmyo͞odəˈjenik//ˌmjudəˈdʒɛnɪk/