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de•gen•er•a•tion



Pronunciation: (di-jen"u-rā'shun), [key]
n.
1. the process of degenerating.
2. the condition or state of being degenerate.
3. Pathol.
a. a process by which a tissue deteriorates, loses functional activity, and may become converted into or replaced by other kinds of tissue.
b. the condition produced by such a process.

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