degenerative

[ dih-jen-er-uh-tiv, -uh-rey-tiv ]SEE DEFINITION OF degenerative

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These organisms were described as "Laveran's degenerative forms."

At first, the degenerative process was regarded as suppurative.

What influences of a degenerative nature are likely to affect them?

The continual brutality around me was degenerative in its effect.

Rather it is looked upon as a degenerative process affecting the arteries following a variety of causes more or less ill defined.

Many cases of persistent anmia may be traced, according to Flint, to this degenerative process of the gastric tubules.

Degenerative simplicity is never uniformly distributed over all the structures of the organism.

The feathers of a peacock afford a convenient example of primitive and degenerative simplicity.

Meanwhile the degenerative changes associated with it slowly develop on all sides.

The degenerative phenomena are explicable singly and in detail as declensions in divergent directions from an existing level.

WORD ORIGIN

1846; see degenerate + -ive.

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