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mutant

n. a total jerk; a social outcast. (Also a term of address.) Sam, you act like such a mutant!
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A monk called Samuel (Perlman), who believes he is destined to save humanity from the mutant invaders, asks corporation commander Constantine (Malkovich) for a small deployment of troops to storm the machine's stronghold and plant a bomb.
They found that the mutant flies raised with the younger control flies lived twice as long as mutants housed with other mutants.
Nevertheless, in the restricted setup of mutation testing, where a program differs from its mutants in a well-defined way, it is possible to find the relationship between some, if not all, mutant programs.
Based on this complex gene regulation it is hypothesized that flhD and fliA mutants will have pleiotropic phenotypes.
The specimen isolated from the Vietnamese patient yielded detectable bands after amplification by wild-type and mutant primer sets, which indicates that this specimen contains mixed populations of wild-type and resistant strains (Figure, A).
There's also a porcupine mutant, an angel and characters named Multiple Man and Kitty Pryde, not to mention all the other mutants from the first two movies.
To determine the gene's function, the researchers examined mutant fish larvae under the microscope.
They then created a line of Drosophila mutants completely lacking both forms.
He reunites the old cast along with a few new mutants, like Alan Cummings as German mutant Nightcrawler, who steals the film in the first scene.
Shaken by the experience McKenna relents on his softly-softly approach and empowers renegade General William Stryker, a staunch advocate of the Mutant Registration Act, to neutralise the threat posed by Xavier and his cohorts.
X-Men 2 is all-action from the start when the US President comes under attack from blue-skinned, teleporting mutant assassin Nightcrawler (played by Scottish actor Alan Cumming).
In a series called "Protein Lattice," 1997, she created multimonitor video installations of roving, rodentlike synthetic organisms backed by photographs of nude female models posturing with mutant mice.
Researchers found that the mutant cells and those with the deleted CSB gene had greater sensitivity than wild-type cells to ionizing radiation.