There are a few mutants with regenerative abilities. The most famous being Wolverine and Deadpool...
So, if the X-men cinematic universe is considered, it is quite obvious that Deadpool is the better regenerator.

Is it true in comics too?

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    I think you're going to need to define "faster" and why you think XCU Deadpool is "faster" than XCU Wolverine, who we've seen heal instantaneously from serious wounds...
    – KutuluMike
    Commented Apr 8, 2016 at 14:56
  • @KutuluMike Never in the XCU movies has there been a scene where Wolverine regenerates any body part! Commented Apr 8, 2016 at 14:59
  • Well Wolverine has died and then healed more than once in the XCU, in X2 he was shot in the head and appears to die then regenerate then in The Wolverine he loses vitals for a minute while pulling the inhibitor thing out of himself. If the video game of X-Men Origins Wolverine counts he regenerates from being stripped to his adamantium skeleton in that. X23 would be a contender as well, she is supposed to have stronger regeneration abilities than Wolverine, the adamantium hinders his. She isn't in the XCU so far though.
    – Probst
    Commented Apr 8, 2016 at 15:13
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    In the comics, at least, wolverine's healing factor is effectively reduced by the adamantium, and is faster/better when he doesn't have it.
    – phantom42
    Commented Apr 8, 2016 at 15:29
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    @MdDanishKhan except for the time when Jean Grey was literally tearing him apart atom by atom and he was regenerating faster than she could kill him. Plus, it took Deadpool quite a while to regrow that hand, so I wouldn't call it "fast"
    – KutuluMike
    Commented Apr 8, 2016 at 15:36

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Deadpool's healing factor is generally considered faster than Wolverine's but it also varies from writer to writer. In some comics Wolverine has regenerated from a skeleton and Deadpool has regenerated after being liquefied.

Also notable is the fact that Deadpool's healing factor is constantly battling his cancer as well as healing other wounds. If it weren't for his cancer his healing factor would go berserk causing growths and eventually killing him.

Reference: Marvel wiki on Deadpool's powers.

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