CARRIER

n. in genetics, refers to a person with a gene that has been altered by mutation, thus, making him or her more susceptible to a certain disease. Though symptoms may not show as of yet, there is a possibility that the condition could develop. See obligate carrier.

CARRIER: "A mutation carrier is defined as an individual who carries an altered gene."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "CARRIER," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/carrier/ (accessed April 18, 2021).
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