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degenerate

1. Physics
a. (of the constituents of a system) having the same energy but different wave functions
b. (of a semiconductor) containing a similar number of electrons in the conduction band to the number of electrons in the conduction band of metals
c. (of a resonant device) having two or more modes of equal frequency
2. Biology (of a plant or animal) having undergone degeneration
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TYRE, Lebanon: An incident involving the accidental death of a chicken in the village of Debaal in south Lebanon degenerated into a scuffle Thursday between four people, with one stabbing the other in the back.
Unofficial sources indicated yesterday evening that two degenerated bodies were found in the same place, but the sources denied that the two bodies belong to Ghanem and his accompanying, then after transferring the bodies to forensic medicine and being examined by their families, they assured the two bodies belong to -Ghanem and Jubouri.
But now the process has degenerated into some kind of race hunting.
Medtronic said that the new Conformite Europeenne (CE) Mark is the first ever regulatory approval for VIV procedures, which provide a minimally invasive treatment option for patients whose surgical aortic valves have degenerated and who are at extreme or high risk for surgery and would otherwise go untreated.
But by Elizabethan times the word had degenerated and meant only to smell offensively.
At least 30 people, including children, gathered in Park Street, Penrhiwceiber, to watch as the screaming of obscenities and threats degenerated into a physical struggle.
The company says physicians are now free to utilize the system in the FAST procedure-Focused Aspiration of Soft Tissue-for removal of degenerated tissue and restoration of natural tendon and soft tissue function for their patients.
For the staining quality of urine cells fixed after two hours, of the 50 specimens; 14 (28%) smears showed well preserved cells, 25 (50%) were partially degenerated cells and the remaining 11 (22%) contained completely degenerated cells.
Tropical Depression Bonnie degenerated into an area of low pressure on Saturday as it started to affect portions of the northern Gulf coast from Louisiana eastward to the Florida Panhandle, forecasters said.
For years, researchers have aimed to transplant stem cells to replace light-sensitive rod cells that had degenerated.
The incident mirrored one that occurred at the same church last year, when the situation degenerated into something of a free-for-all, with sash wearers attempting to pluck Communion off plates and a demonstrator distributing broken bits of the host to cohorts.
Once renowned as the mother of parliaments and birthplace of the Anglo-Saxon tradition of liberty under law, England has degenerated into a dismal socialist wasteland where law-abiding citizens are imprisoned for using firearms to defend their homes from armed robbers.