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Catagenesis

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Definition

noun

(1) (physiology) The progressive, retrograding or degenerating changes in an aging body; involution; retrogression.

(2) (evolution) Retrograde pattern of evolution of a species.


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Word origin: Greek kata- (down) + génesis (origin, source)

Related form(s): catagenetic (adjective)

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