- degenerative disease
: a disease characterized by progressive degenerative changes in tissue (as arteriosclerosis, diabetes mellitus, or hypertrophic arthritis)
* * *degenerative disease,a disease associated with old age and the breakdown or failure of an organ or system, such as arteriosclerosis.
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