Meaning of degeneration

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.
    1. a process by which a tissue deteriorates, loses functional activity, and may become converted into or replaced by other kinds of tissue.
    2. the condition produced by such a process.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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