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Degrade

Definition(s)

To reduce the complexity of (a chemical compound) by splitting off one or more groups or larger components (cellulose is degraded by the action of some bacteria). Intransitive verb: to undergo chemical degradation.

Definition from: Merriam-Webster's Medical DictionaryThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. by Merriam-Webster Inc.

See also Understanding Medical Terminology.

 
Published: December 22, 2014