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To renew; to reproduce.
[L. re- genero, pp. -atus, to reproduce, fr. genus (gener-), birth, race]


v. regener·ated, regener·ating, regener·ates
Biology To replace (a lost or damaged organ or part) by the formation of new tissue.
To effect regeneration: Can the damaged nerves regenerate?
adj. (-ər-ĭt)
Formed by regeneration: regenerate tissue.

re·gen′er·a·ble (-ər-ə-bəl) adj.
re·gen′er·ate·ly adv.
re·gen′er·a′tor n.
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A separate new study shows a molecular basis for the odd way that salamanders regenerate limbs.
Even salamanders, frog tadpoles and fish regenerate their tails but they turn on genes only in the "Wnt pathway" but lizards have a tissue growth that is distributed throughout the tail and that is what makes the regeneration unique.
For the first time, we've shown that you can regenerate lost material in a structural polymer.
MicroRNAs--tiny strands that regulate gene expression--contribute to the heart's ability to regenerate up to one week after birth.
I thought the pounds 9bn spent on the Olympics was supposed to regenerate the east end of London.
Projects can apply for grants of between pounds 300,000 and pounds 800,000 to help groups regenerate and reinvigorate their assets.
When Cllr Dunning stated only the protestors believed the scheme wouldn't regenerate Redcar, he was wrong.
Recently scientists have shown that the severed wires, called axons, can be made to regenerate into and beyond injury sites.
The ER technology is an add-on component that uses the SRS self-regenerating suppressor to regenerate the starting eluent.
Princeton psychologist Elizabeth Gould has shown otherwise: Neurons can regenerate.
Results such as these provide increasing evidence that TRCs can be safely used to regenerate bone in humans whose ability to maintain and repair their skeleton is impaired by disease or trauma," stated Janet M.