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[″ + cadere, to fall, die]
1. Gradual loss of vigor with physical and mental deterioration as may occur in aging.
2. To waste away.
3. Decomposition of organic matter by the action of microorganisms.
4. Disintegration of radioactive substances.
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Venes, Donald, editor. "Decay." Taber's Medical Dictionary, 24th ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2021. Nursing Central, nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/751859/all/decay.
Decay. In: Venes DD, ed. Taber's Medical Dictionary. F.A. Davis Company; 2021. https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/751859/all/decay. Accessed June 9, 2023.
Decay. (2021). In Venes, D. (Ed.), Taber's Medical Dictionary (24th ed.). F.A. Davis Company. https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/751859/all/decay
Decay [Internet]. In: Venes DD, editors. Taber's Medical Dictionary. F.A. Davis Company; 2021. [cited 2023 June 09]. Available from: https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/751859/all/decay.
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