Definition of muton in English:

muton

Pronunciation: /ˈmyo͞oˌtän//ˈmyo͞otn/

noun

Biology
  • The smallest element of genetic material capable of undergoing a distinct mutation, usually identified as a single pair of nucleotides.

    • ‘The first two units Benzer called the ‘recon’ and ‘muton’; each of these could be resolved to one or a few DNA nucleotides.’
    • ‘Recons and mutons, two other types of genes proposed by Benzer, soon fell by the wayside, though, because it quickly became clear that they merely amounted to a single unit of DNA.’

Pronunciation:

muton

/ˈmyo͞oˌtän//ˈmyo͞otn/