Definition of Senescent

1. Adjective. Growing old.

Exact synonyms: Ageing, Aging
Similar to: Old
Derivative terms: Senesce, Senescence, Senescence



Definition of Senescent

1. a. Growing old; decaying with the lapse of time.

Definition of Senescent

1. Adjective. Growing old; decaying with the lapse of time. ¹

2. Adjective. characteristic of old age ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Senescent

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Senescent

1. Growing old. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Senescent

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

Literary usage of Senescent

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1. Stages in the Development of Sium Cicutaefolium by George Harrison Shull (1905)
"borne only the closing members of the senescent series of leaf-forms (fig. 3), were rejuvenated as a result of the submergence and made to begin a new ..."

2. Stages in the Development of Sium Cicutaefolium by George Harrison Shull (1905)
"borne only the closing members of the senescent series of leaf-forms (fig. 3), were rejuvenated as a result of the submergence and made to begin a new ..."

3. Vertebrate Zoölogy by Horatio Hackett Newman (1920)
"A tailless condition is very common in highly specialized races with prolonged developmental period. GENERALIZED, SPECIALIZED, senescent, AND RETARDED ..."

4. Vertebrate Zoölogy by Horatio Hackett Newman (1920)
"A tailless condition is very common in highly specialized races with prolonged developmental period. GENERALIZED, SPECIALIZED, senescent, AND RETARDED ..."

5. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1905)
"senescent CHARACTERS. Characters showing typical senescence are frequent among ... The simplest of these senescent characters is the loss of ornamentation. ..."

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