1. degenerative joint disease chronic breakdown of cartilage in the joints
  2. ostentatious intended to attract notice and impress others
  3. degenerative arthritis chronic breakdown of cartilage in the joints
  4. degenerative disorder condition leading to progressive loss of function
  5. contagious disease any disease easily transmitted by contact
  6. inherited disease a disease or disorder that is inherited genetically
  7. imperative requiring attention or action
  8. decorativeness an appearance that serves to decorate and make something more attractive
  9. congenital disease a disease or disorder that is inherited genetically
  10. genetic disease a disease or disorder that is inherited genetically
  11. degenerative (of illness) marked by gradual deterioration of organs and cells along with loss of function
  12. autosomal dominant disease a disease caused by a dominant mutant gene on an autosome
  13. Legionnaires' disease acute (sometimes fatal) lobar pneumonia caused by bacteria of a kind first recognized after an outbreak of the disease at an American Legion convention in Philadelphia in 1976; characterized by fever and muscle and chest pain and headache and chills and a dry cough
  14. Attorney General of the United States the position of the head of the Justice Department and the chief law enforcement officer of the United States
  15. Graves' disease exophthalmos occurring in association with goiter
  16. periodontal disease a disease that attacks the gum and bone and around the teeth
  17. Jakob-Creutzfeldt disease rare brain disease caused by an unidentified slow virus
  18. deficiency disease any disease caused by a lack of an essential nutrient
  19. coronary heart disease a heart disease due to an abnormality of the arteries that supply blood and oxygen to the heart
  20. ragsorter's disease a form of anthrax infection acquired by inhalation of dust containing Bacillus anthracis; initial symptoms (chill and cough and dyspnea and rapid pulse) are followed by extreme cardiovascular collapse