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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.
The ICC statement came after African Union chairman Hailemariam Desalegn during a an African summit in Addis Ababa on Monday said African leaders believe that the ICC prosecutions "have degenerated into some kind of race hunt" of Africans.
Medical technology company Medtronic Inc (NYSE:MDT) announced today that it has been granted European approval for valve-in-valve (VIV) procedures using the CoreValve and CoreValve Evolut transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) systems in degenerated bioprosthetic surgical aortic valves.
Numerous alleged celebrities indulged themselves crass contests degenerated into food, paint Fuelled by copious amounts of alcohol, dressed in jockey's silks and waving the odd whip, numerous alleged celebrities indulged themselves in crass infantile contests that degenerated into gratuitous food, drink and paint fights which, while paying admirable tribute to the iconic Tiswas, cheapened and degraded the world's greatest steeplechase.
A degenerated disc is like a collapsed sponge which needs to be restored to its normal size.
It meant simply to emit a smell, so that as late as the 15th century an English poet could write" The rose doth stynk full swetely." 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. Rods provide vision in near darkness and are usually the first photoreceptor cells to die in blindness.