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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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For regenerating materials, two adjoining, parallel capillaries are filled with regenerative chemicals that flow out when damage occurs.
Skin organ regenerative restoration technology for scars enables thousands of such patients to regain a happy life by regenerating skin organ in situ.
The influence of the configuration on stands of different age was examined by comparing the number of Whip-poor-wills at survey points along the boundary between two mature forest stands (forested area) to survey points along the boundary between one mature forest stand and one open, regenerating stand (regenerating edge).
There's also a Regenerating Hand Cream to soothe and moisturise these most neglected parts of the body.
BBC Wales and the Regeneration Institute have organised the talk, Regenerating Our Communities - Are Community Mutuals the Answer?
Canada has a 99 per cent success rate at regenerating harvested areas over a 10-year period.
Following the 1910 fires, the Bitterroot Mountains were plagued by periodic re-burns that killed regenerating trees.
For regenerating sand containing organic binders, a Hot-Rec system first uses a preliminary treatment of the sand to eliminate any metallic or non-metallic impurities and reduces the sand to a pre-established grain size.
in Zurich, and others have shown, the spinal cord environment contains proteins that stop regenerating axons.
Also a double-desiccant, regenerating dehumidifying dryer that reduces moisture to -40 F dewpoint.
The results of the study indicated that the parrots were regenerating the cells in their vestibular apparatus.
Osiris currently markets and sells Osteocel([R]) for regenerating bone in orthopedic indications.