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Aggeneration Ag*gen`er*a"tion, n. [L. aggenerare to beget in addition. See Generate.] The act of producing in addition. [Obs.] --T. Stanley.
Alternate generation
Alternate Al*ter"nate (?; 277), a. [L. alternatus, p. p. of alternate, fr. alternus. See Altern, Alter.] 1. Being or succeeding by turns; one following the other in succession of time or place; by turns first one and then the other; hence, reciprocal. And bid alternate passions fall and rise. --Pope. 2. Designating the members in a series, which regularly intervene between the members of another series, as the odd or even numbers of the numerals; every other; every second; as, the alternate members 1, 3, 5, 7, etc.; read every alternate line. 3. (Bot.) Distributed, as leaves, singly at different heights of the stem, and at equal intervals as respects angular divergence. --Gray. Alternate alligation. See Alligation. Alternate angles (Geom.), the internal and angles made by two lines with a third, on opposite sides of it. It the parallels AB, CD, are cut by the line EF, the angles AGH, GHD, as also the angles BGH and GHC, are called alternate angles. Alternate generation. (Biol.) See under Generation.
Alternation of generation
Alternation Al`ter*na"tion, n. [L. alternatio: cf. F. alternation.] 1. The reciprocal succession of things in time or place; the act of following and being followed by turns; alternate succession, performance, or occurrence; as, the alternation of day and night, cold and heat, summer and winter, hope and fear. 2. (Math.) Permutation. 3. The response of the congregation speaking alternately with the minister. --Mason. Alternation of generation. See under Generation.
Amyloid degeneration
Amyloid Am"y*loid, Amyloidal Am`y*loid"al, a. [L. amylum starch + -oid.] Resembling or containing amyl; starchlike. Amyloid degeneration (Med.), a diseased condition of various organs of the body, produced by the deposit of an albuminous substance, giving a blue color with iodine and sulphuric acid; -- called also waxy or lardaceous degeneration.
Caseous degeneration
Caseous Ca"se*ous, a. [L. caseus. Cf. Casein.] Of, pertaining to, or resembling, cheese; having the qualities of cheese; cheesy. Caseous degeneration, a morbid process, in scrofulous or consumptive persons, in which the products of inflammation are converted into a cheesy substance which is neither absorbed nor organized.
Degenerationist De*gen`er*a"tion*ist, n. (Biol.) A believer in the theory of degeneration, or hereditary degradation of type; as, the degenerationists hold that savagery is the result of degeneration from a superior state.
Fatty degeneration
Fatty Fat"ty, a. Containing fat, or having the qualities of fat; greasy; gross; as, a fatty substance. Fatty acid (Chem.), any one of the paraffin series of monocarbonic acids, as formic acid, acetic, etc.; -- so called because the higher members, as stearic and palmitic acids, occur in the natural fats, and are themselves fatlike substances. Fatty clays. See under Clay. Fatty degeneration (Med.), a diseased condition, in which the oil globules, naturally present in certain organs, are so multiplied as gradually to destroy and replace the efficient parts of these organs. Fatty heart, Fatty liver, etc. (Med.), a heart, liver, etc., which have been the subjects of fatty degeneration or infiltration. Fatty infiltration (Med.), a condition in which there is an excessive accumulation of fat in an organ, without destruction of any essential parts of the latter. Fatty tumor (Med.), a tumor consisting of fatty or adipose tissue; lipoma.
Fibroid degeneration
Fibroid Fi"broid, a. [L. fibra a fiber + -oid.] (Med.) Resembling or forming fibrous tissue; made up of fibers; as, fibroid tumors. -- n. A fibroid tumor; a fibroma. Fibroid degeneration, a form of degeneration in which organs or tissues are converted into fibroid tissue. Fibroid phthists, a form of pulmonary consumption associated with the formation of fibrous tissue in the lungs, and the gradual atrophy of the lungs, from the pressure due to the contraction of this tissue.
Ingeneration In*gen`er*a"tion, n. Act of ingenerating.
Irregeneration Ir`re*gen`er*a"tion, n. An unregenerate state. [Obs.]
Mucoid degeneration
Mucoid Mu"coid, a. [Mucus + -oid.] Resembling mucus. --Dunglison. Mucoid degeneration, a form of degeneration in which the tissues are transformed into a semisolid substance resembling mucus. --Quain.
Pigmentary degeneration
Pigmental Pig*men"tal, Pigmentary Pig"men*ta*ry, a. Of or pertaining to pigments; furnished with pigments. --Dunglison. Pigmentary degeneration (Med.), a morbid condition in which an undue amount of pigment is deposited in the tissues.
Progeneration Pro*gen`er*a"tion, n. [L. progeneratio.] The act of begetting; propagation. [R.]
Spontaneous generation
Spontaneous Spon*ta"ne*ous, a. [L. spontaneus, fr. sponte of free will, voluntarily.] 1. Proceding from natural feeling, temperament, or disposition, or from a native internal proneness, readiness, or tendency, without constraint; as, a spontaneous gift or proportion. 2. Proceeding from, or acting by, internal impulse, energy, or natural law, without external force; as, spontaneous motion; spontaneous growth. 3. Produced without being planted, or without human labor; as, a spontaneous growth of wood. Spontaneous combustion, combustion produced in a substance by the evolution of heat through the chemical action of its own elements; as, the spontaneous combustion of waste matter saturated with oil. Spontaneous generation. (Biol.) See under Generation. Syn: Voluntary; uncompelled; willing. Usage: Spontaneous, Voluntary. What is voluntary is the result of a volition, or act of choice; it therefore implies some degree of consideration, and may be the result of mere reason without excited feeling. What is spontaneous springs wholly from feeling, or a sudden impulse which admits of no reflection; as, a spontaneous burst of applause. Hence, the term is also applied to things inanimate when they are produced without the determinate purpose or care of man. ``Abstinence which is but voluntary fasting, and . . . exercise which is but voluntary labor.' --J. Seed. Spontaneous joys, where nature has its play, The soul adopts, and owns their firstborn away. --Goldsmith. -- Spon*ta"ne*ous*ly, adv. -- Spon*ta"ne*ous*ness, n.
Unregeneration Un`re*gen`er*a"tion, n. Unregeneracy.
Virginal generation
Virginal Vir"gin*al, a. [L. virginalis: cf. F. virginal.] Of or pertaining to a virgin; becoming a virgin; maidenly. ``Chastity and honor virginal.' --Spenser. Virginal generation (Biol.), parthenogenesis. Virginal membrane (Anat.), the hymen.
Wallerian degeneration
Wallerian degeneration Wal*le"ri*an de*gen`er*a"tion (Med.) A form of degeneration occurring in nerve fibers as a result of their division; -- so called from Dr. Waller, who published an account of it in 1850.
Waxy degeneration
Waxy Wax"y, a. Resembling wax in appearance or consistency; viscid; adhesive; soft; hence, yielding; pliable; impressible. ``Waxy to persuasion.' --Bp. Hall. Waxy degeneration (Med.), amyloid degeneration. See under Amyloid. Waxy kidney, Waxy liver, etc. (Med.), a kidney or liver affected by waxy degeneration.
waxy or lardaceous degeneration
Amyloid Am"y*loid, Amyloidal Am`y*loid"al, a. [L. amylum starch + -oid.] Resembling or containing amyl; starchlike. Amyloid degeneration (Med.), a diseased condition of various organs of the body, produced by the deposit of an albuminous substance, giving a blue color with iodine and sulphuric acid; -- called also waxy or lardaceous degeneration.

Meaning of Generation from wikipedia

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