Retrogressive

Definition of Retrogressive

Re`tro`gres´sive
a.1.Tending to retrograde; going or moving backward; declining from a better to a worse state.
2.(Biol.) Passing from a higher to a lower condition; declining from a more perfect state of organization; regressive.

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