[myoo-tuh-buh l] /ˈmyu tə bəl/
liable or subject to change or alteration.
given to changing; constantly changing; fickle or inconstant:
the mutable ways of fortune.
able to or tending to change
(astrology) of or relating to four of the signs of the zodiac, Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, and Pisces, which are associated with the quality of adaptability Compare cardinal (sense 9), fixed (sense 10)
late 14c., “liable to change,” from Latin mutabilis “changeable,” from mutare “to change,” from PIE root *mei- “to change, go, move” (cf. Sanskrit methati “changes, alternates, joins, meets;” Avestan mitho “perverted, false;” Hittite mutai- “be changed into;” Latin meare “to go, pass,” migrare “to move from one place to another;” Old Church Slavonic mite “alternately;” Czech mijim “to go by, pass by,” Polish mijać “avoid;” Gothic maidjan “to change”); with derivatives referring to the exchange of goods and services as regulated by custom or law (cf. Latin mutuus “done in exchange,” munus “service performed for the community, duty, work”).
noun a state in which genetic mutation is abnormally frequent Word Origin 1966 Usage Note hypermutable, adj
hypermyotrophy hy·per·my·ot·ro·phy (hī’pər-mī-ŏt’rə-fē) n. Hypertrophy of muscular tissue.
hypermyotonia hy·per·my·o·to·ni·a (hī’pər-mī’ə-tō’nē-ə) n. Extreme or excessive muscular tonicity.
[nash-uh-nl-ist, nash-nuh-list] /ˈnæʃ ə nl ɪst, ˈnæʃ nə lɪst/ noun 1. a person devoted to . 2. (initial capital letter) a member of a political group advocating or fighting for independence, a strong government, etc. adjective 3. Also, nationalistic. of, relating to, or promoting : the beginnings of a nationalist movement. 4. (initial capital letter) […]