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decay

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intransitive verb de·cay \di-ˈkā\

Medical Definition of decay

  1. :  to undergo decomposition

  2. transitive verb

  3. :  to destroy by decomposition




2

decay

noun de·cay

Medical Definition of decay

  1. 1a:  rot 1; specifically :  aerobic decomposition of proteins chiefly by bacteriab:  the product of decay

  2. 2a:  spontaneous decrease in the number of radioactive atoms in radioactive materialb:  spontaneous disintegration (as of an atom or a nuclear particle)





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