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degradation

 [deg″rah-da´shun]
conversion of a chemical compound to one less complex, as by splitting off one or more groups of atoms. See also lysis.

deg·ra·da·tion

(deg'ră-dā'shŭn),
The change of a chemical compound into a less complex compound.
[L. degradatus, degrade]

degradation

/deg·ra·da·tion/ (deg″rah-da´shun) conversion of a chemical compound to one less complex, as by splitting off one or more groups of atoms.

degradation

(dĕg′rə-dā′shən)
n.
1. The act or process of degrading.
2. The state of being degraded; degeneration.
3. A decline to a lower condition, quality, or level.
4. Chemistry Decomposition of a compound, especially complex substances such as polymers and proteins, by stages, exhibiting well-defined intermediate products.

deg′ra·da′tive adj.

degradation

[di′grədā′shən]
Etymology: L, de + gradu, step
the conversion of a chemical compound to a less complex compound, usually by splitting off one or more groups or subgroups of atoms, as in deamination. degrade, adj.

deg·ra·da·tion

(deg'ră-dā'shŭn)
The change of a chemical compound into a less complex compound.
[L. degradatus, degrade]

deg·ra·da·tion

(deg'ră-dā'shŭn)
The change of a chemical compound into a less complex compound.
[L. degradatus, degrade]

degradation

conversion of a chemical compound to one less complex, as by splitting off one or more groups of atoms.
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