- One of the divisions on the scale of a measuring instrument such as a thermometer, barometer, etc. see Comparative Temperature Scales appendix.
- The 360th part of the circumference of a circle.
- A position or rank within a graded series.
- A measure of damage to tissue.
[Fr. degré; L. gradus, a step]
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Examples: glitazone, GI cocktail, etc.