Degeneration meaning

dĭ-jĕnə-rāshən
Gradual deterioration of specific tissues, cells, or organs with corresponding impairment or loss of function, caused by injury, disease, or aging.
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Deterioration in structure or function of cells, tissues, or organs, as in disease or aging.
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The process of degenerating.
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The process of degenerating.
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The state of being degenerate.
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The evolutionary decline or loss of a function, characteristic, or structure in an organism or species.
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Loss of or gain in power in an amplifier caused by unintentional negative feedback.
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The process of degenerating.
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A degenerate condition.
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Deterioration or loss of a function or structure in the course of evolution, as in the vestigial eyes of many cave animals.
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The state of being degenerate.
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Gradual deterioration of specific tissues, cells, or organs with corresponding impairment or loss of function, caused by injury, disease, or aging.
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The evolutionary decline or loss of a function, characteristic, or structure in an organism or species.
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(uncountable) The process or state of growing worse, or the state of having become worse.
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(uncountable) That condition of a tissue or an organ in which its vitality has become either diminished or perverted; a substitution of a lower for a higher form of structure.

Fatty degeneration of the liver.

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(uncountable) Gradual deterioration, from natural causes, of any class of animals or plants or any particular organ or organs; hereditary degradation of type.
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(countable) A thing that has degenerated.
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Origin of degeneration

  • From French dégénération, from Latin degeneratio.

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