Definition of Senescence

1. Noun. The organic process of growing older and showing the effects of increasing age.

Exact synonyms: Ageing, Aging
Specialized synonyms: Catabiosis
Generic synonyms: Biological Process, Organic Process
Derivative terms: Senescent



2. Noun. The property characteristic of old age.
Exact synonyms: Agedness
Generic synonyms: Oldness
Derivative terms: Aged, Aged, Senescent

Definition of Senescence

1. n. The state of growing old; decay by time.

Definition of Senescence

1. Noun. (biology) The state or process of ageing, especially in humans; old age. ¹

2. Noun. (context: cell biology) Ceasing to divide by mitosis because of shortening of telomeres or excessive DNA damage. ¹

3. Noun. (gerontology) Old age; accumulated damage to macromolecules, cells, tissues and organs with the passage of time. ¹

4. Noun. (botany) Fruit senescence, leading to ripening of fruit. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Senescence

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Medical Definition of Senescence

1. The state of being old. Origin: L. Senesco, to grow old, fr. Senex, old Dental senescence, that condition of the teeth and associated structures in which there is deterioration due to normal or premature aging processes. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Senescence

senecios
seneciosis
senectitude
senectitudes
senega
senega root
senega snakeroot
senegal
senegal gum
senegalite
senegas
senegin
senes
senesce
senesced
senescence (current term)
senescences
senescent
senescent cell antigen
senesces
seneschal
seneschals
seneschalship
senescing
senga root
sengi
sengierite
sengis
sengreen
sengreens

Literary usage of Senescence

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1. Biological Bulletin by Marine Biological Laboratory (Woods Hole, Mass.) (1911)
"ASEXUAL BREEDING AND PREVENTION OF senescence IN PLANARIA VELATA. CM CHILD. In an earlier paper1 the asexual life-cycle of Planaria was described and it was ..."

2. Mammalian Models for Research on Aging by Institute Of Laboratory Animal Resources, Bennett J. Cohen, National Research Council Staff (1981)
"Reproductive senescence Inasmuch as the only animals that show true menstruation are a few of the primates phylogenetically closest to man, the nonhuman ..."

3. Proceedings of the Cambridge Philosophical Society by Cambridge Philosophical Society (1902)
"Some Notes on Variation and Protandry in Flabellum rubrum, and senescence in the same and other Corals. By J. STANLEY GARDINER, MA, Fellow of Gonville and ..."

4. Simulation of Ecophysiological Processes of Growth in Several Annual Crops by F. W. T. Penning de Vries (1989)
"3.2.6 senescence and death senescence refers to the loss of capacity to carry out essential physiological processes and to the loss of biomass. ..."

5. Principles of Biochemistry for Students of Medicine, Agriculture and Related by Thorburn Brailsford Robertson (1920)
"OLD AGE AND senescence. The leading characteristic of old age is the low average ... 45), which displays the growth and senescence of female white mice from ..."

6. Principles of Biochemistry for Students of Medicine, Agriculture and Related by Thorburn Brailsford Robertson (1920)
"OLD AGE AND senescence. The leading characteristic of old age is the low average ... 45), which displays the growth and senescence of female white mice from ..."

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