|1.||the process of degenerating|
|2.||the state of being degenerate|
|3.||biology the loss of specialization, function, or structure by organisms and their parts, as in the development of vestigial organs|
|4.||a. impairment or loss of the function and structure of cells or tissues, as by disease or injury, often leading to death (necrosis) of the involved part|
|b. the resulting condition|
|5.||electronics negative feedback of a signal|
degeneration de·gen·er·a·tion (dĭ-jěn'ə-rā'shən)
The gradual deterioration of specific tissues, cells, or organs with impairment or loss of function, caused by injury, disease, or aging.
The evolutionary decline or loss of a function, characteristic, or structure in an organism or a species.