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Zenker's degeneration

noun Zen·ker's degeneration \ ˈtseŋ-kərz-, ˈzeŋ- \

medical Definition of Zenker's degeneration

:hyaline degeneration of voluntary muscles associated with severe infectious diseases (as typhoid fever) called also waxy degeneration

Biographical Note for zenker's degeneration

  • Zenker \ˈtseŋ-kər\, Friedrich Albert von (1825–1898), German pathologist and anatomist. Zenker held professorships at Dresden and Erlengen, Germany. He introduced Zenker's fluid in 1894.

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