degenerate

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1de·gen·er·ate

adj \di-ˈjen-(ə-)rət\

Definition of DEGENERATE

1
a : having declined (as in nature, character, structure, or function) from an ancestral or former state; especially : having deteriorated progressively (as in the process of evolution) especially through loss of structure and function b : having sunk to a lower and usually corrupt and vicious state
2
: having more than one codon representing an amino acid; also : being such a codon

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