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re·gen·er·ate

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

regenerate

(rĭ-jĕn′ə-rāt′)
v. regener·ated, regener·ating, regener·ates
v.tr.
Biology To replace (a lost or damaged organ or part) by the formation of new tissue.
v.intr.
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.