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(dē-jen″ĕ-rā′shŏn )

[de- + generation]
Structural or functional breakdown, e.g., of a protein, a cell, a tissue, an organ, or an organism.
SEE: regeneration
degenerative (de-jen′ĕ-rāt″iv ) (de-jen′ĕ-ră-tiv), adj.

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