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