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degenerative

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adjective de·gen·er·a·tive \di-ˈje-nə-rə-tiv, -ˈjen-rə-; -ˈje-nə-ˌrā-; dē-\

Simple Definition of degenerative

  • medical : causing the body or part of the body to become weaker or less able to function as time passes

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of degenerative

  1. :  of, relating to, involving, or causing degeneration <a degenerative disease>

Circa 1846

First Known Use of degenerative

circa 1846


Medical Dictionary

degenerative

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adjective de·gen·er·a·tive \di-ˈjen-ə-ˌrāt-iv, -ˈjen-(ə-)rət-\

Medical Definition of degenerative

  1. :  of, relating to, involving, or tending to cause degeneration <degenerative conditions of the nervous system—Morris Fishbein> <degenerative changes> <a degenerative muscle disorder>





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