When a woman drinks alcohol when she is pregnant and causes the cells of the fetus to change and morph into abnormal cells, this process of the cells changing is an example of mutation.
When the cell of a fetus has become irregular or abnormal because of exposure to alcohol or drugs, the abnormality is an example of a mutation.
Origin of mutation
- Middle English mutacioun from Old French mutacion from Latin mūtātiō mūtātiōn- from past participle of mūtāre to change mutate
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition