Mutation

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MUTATION, French law. This term is synonymous with change, and is particularly applied to designate the change which takes place in the property of a thing in its transmission from one person to another; permutation therefore happens when, the owner of the thing sells, exchanges or gives it. It is nearly synonymous with transfer. (q.v.) Merl. Repert. h.t.

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Kaslow said that his team's work showed how efficiently the virus evolves escape mutations that help infected cells avoid destruction.
But those who started late had virus that was highly altered and stuffed with "escape mutations" making it undetectable to immune sentinels.