degenerescence

noun de·gen·er·es·cence \də̇ˌgenəˈresən(t)s, (ˌ)dēˌ-\

Definition of degenerescence

plural

-s

  1. :  the process of becoming degenerate

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Origin and Etymology of degenerescence

French dégénérescence, from dégénérer to degenerate (from Latin degenerare) + -escence — more at degenerate


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