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Used often in science and sci-fi to describe beings with new traits. SlideThe science fiction novel featured a mutant with telekinetic abilities.
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Sometimes implies abnormality or undesirability in casual contexts. SlideThe word 'mutant' is sometimes used derogatorily to refer to someone different.
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Biological ContextPlay
Common in biology-related discussions about genetics and evolution. SlideThe biologist discussed how mutant species adapt over generations.