Caseous degeneration
Degeneration De*gen`er*a"tion, n. [Cf. F. d['e]g['e]n['e]ration.] 1. The act or state of growing worse, or the state of having become worse; decline; degradation; debasement; degeneracy; deterioration. [1913 Webster]

Our degeneration and apostasy. --Bates. [1913 Webster]

2. (Physiol.) That condition of a tissue or an organ in which its vitality has become either diminished or perverted; a substitution of a lower for a higher form of structure; as, fatty degeneration of the liver. [1913 Webster]

3. (Biol.) A gradual deterioration, from natural causes, of any class of animals or plants or any particular organ or organs; hereditary degradation of type. [1913 Webster]

4. The thing degenerated. [R.] [1913 Webster]

Cockle, aracus, . . . and other degenerations. --Sir T. Browne. [1913 Webster]

{Amyloid degeneration}, {Caseous degeneration}, etc. See under {Amyloid}, {Caseous}, etc. [1913 Webster]


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  • Caseous degeneration — Caseous Ca se*ous, a. [L. caseus. Cf. {Casein}.] Of, pertaining to, or resembling, cheese; having the qualities of cheese; cheesy. [1913 Webster] {Caseous degeneration}, a morbid process, in scrofulous or consumptive persons, in which the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Degeneration — De*gen er*a tion, n. [Cf. F. d[ e]g[ e]n[ e]ration.] 1. The act or state of growing worse, or the state of having become worse; decline; degradation; debasement; degeneracy; deterioration. [1913 Webster] Our degeneration and apostasy. Bates.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Caseous — Ca se*ous, a. [L. caseus. Cf. {Casein}.] Of, pertaining to, or resembling, cheese; having the qualities of cheese; cheesy. [1913 Webster] {Caseous degeneration}, a morbid process, in scrofulous or consumptive persons, in which the products of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • degeneration — 1. Deterioration; passing from a higher to a lower level or type. 2. A worsening of mental, physical, or moral qualities. 3. A retrogressive pathologic change in cells or tissues, in consequence of which their functions are often impaired or… …   Medical dictionary

  • Amyloid degeneration — Degeneration De*gen er*a tion, n. [Cf. F. d[ e]g[ e]n[ e]ration.] 1. The act or state of growing worse, or the state of having become worse; decline; degradation; debasement; degeneracy; deterioration. [1913 Webster] Our degeneration and apostasy …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • necrosis — Pathologic death of one or more cells, or of a portion of tissue or organ, resulting from irreversible damage; earliest irreversible changes are mitochondrial, consisting of swelling and granular calcium deposits seen by …   Medical dictionary

  • Tabes — Ta bes (t[=a] b[=e]z), n. [L., a wasting disease.] (Med.) Progressive emaciation of the body, accompanied with hectic fever, with no well marked local symptoms. [1913 Webster] {Tabes dorsalis} (t[=a] b[=e]z d[^o]r*s[=a] l[i^]s) [NL., tabes of the …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tabes dorsalis — Tabes Ta bes (t[=a] b[=e]z), n. [L., a wasting disease.] (Med.) Progressive emaciation of the body, accompanied with hectic fever, with no well marked local symptoms. [1913 Webster] {Tabes dorsalis} (t[=a] b[=e]z d[^o]r*s[=a] l[i^]s) [NL., tabes… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tabes mesenterica — Tabes Ta bes (t[=a] b[=e]z), n. [L., a wasting disease.] (Med.) Progressive emaciation of the body, accompanied with hectic fever, with no well marked local symptoms. [1913 Webster] {Tabes dorsalis} (t[=a] b[=e]z d[^o]r*s[=a] l[i^]s) [NL., tabes… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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