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1818, back-formation from mutation[1] (compare nutate), ultimately from Latin mūtō (I move, I change, I vary).

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mutate (third-person singular simple present mutates, present participle mutating, simple past and past participle mutated)

  1. (intransitive) To undergo mutation.
  2. (transitive) To cause mutation.

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  1. ^ mutate” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2017.

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