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senescence

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noun se·nes·cence \si-ˈne-sən(t)s\

Simple Definition of senescence

  • : the state of being old or the process of becoming old

Full Definition of senescence

  1. 1 :  the state of being old :  the process of becoming old

  2. 2 :  the growth phase in a plant or plant part (as a leaf) from full maturity to death

se·nes·cent play \-sənt\ adjective

Origin of senescence

senescent, from Latin senescent-, senescens, present participle of senescere to grow old, from sen-, senex old


First Known Use: 1695

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senescence

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noun se·nes·cence \si-ˈnes-ən(t)s\

Medical Definition of senescence

  1. :  the state of being old :  the process of becoming old




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