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1. Growing old; aging.
2. No longer dividing. Used of a cell.

[Latin senēscēns, senēscent-, present participle of senēscere, to grow old, inchoative of senēre, to be old, from senex, sen-, old; see sen- in Indo-European roots.]

se·nes′cence n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.senescence - the organic process of growing older and showing the effects of increasing agesenescence - the organic process of growing older and showing the effects of increasing age
catabiosis - normal aging of cells
biological process, organic process - a process occurring in living organisms
2.senescence - the property characteristic of old agesenescence - the property characteristic of old age
oldness - the opposite of youngness


Old age:
age, agedness, elderliness, senectitude, year (used in plural).


n (form)Alterungsprozess m, → Seneszenz f (spec)


n. senescencia, senectud, proceso de envejecimiento.
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According to "one of the leading theories of aging, aging occurs at the expense of reproduction," he said, because the body has limited energy that can be used either to keep up reproductive function, or else to keep up everything else.
In the first category, the relevant information is based on theories of aging and factors that may explain age-related differences in vulnerability.
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