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degeneracy

Pronunciation: de-jen'er-a-se

Definition:

  1. The existence of two or more eigen functions with the same eigen value.
  2. A condition marked by deterioration of mental, physical, or moral processes.
  3. The fact that several different triplet codons encode the same amino acid.

[L. de, from, + genus, (gener-), race]

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