senesce


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se·nesce

 (sə-nĕs′)
intr.v. se·nesced, se·nesc·ing, se·nesc·es
1. To grow old; age.
2. To stop dividing, as certain cells.

[Back-formation from senescent.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.senesce - grow old or oldersenesce - grow old or older; "She aged gracefully"; "we age every day--what a depressing thought!"; "Young men senesce"
turn - become officially one year older; "She is turning 50 this year"
fossilise, fossilize - become mentally inflexible
develop - grow, progress, unfold, or evolve through a process of evolution, natural growth, differentiation, or a conducive environment; "A flower developed on the branch"; "The country developed into a mighty superpower"; "The embryo develops into a fetus"; "This situation has developed over a long time"
dote - be foolish or senile due to old age
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Today, males are considered undesirable for fiber, because they senesce earlier and degenerate, thus decreasing the overall quality of fiber harvested.
Individuals compete for fallen leaves and drag them back to their burrows where they are left to senesce for the removal of unpalatable tannins.
As cells become damaged and precancerous, the p53 protein prevents those cells from continuing towards becoming tumors by causing the cells to senesce.
However, the opposite occurs; the leaves begin to senesce too early from 44 DAE, resulting in a reduced source size (leaves) that cannot simultaneously supply the sink organs.
Leaves collected directly from a tree or shrub in autumn just before they senesce are best.
Arbuscule represents a dead end in the growth of AM fungi (Bonfante 1995) as they senesce and collapse after 4-10 days of symbiosis (Sanders 1977) and thus the plant cell recovers its original morphology (Jacquelinet-Jeanmougin 1987).
When pollination occurs, the flower parts immediately senesce and dry.
Simpson DJ, Baquar MR, McGlasson WB and TH Lee Changes in Ultrastructure and pigment content during development and senesce of fruits of nor and rin mutant tomatoes.
Majority of the people were not in senesce when they were brought out of the container bearing number LSA-045.
Otherwise through the passages of deep time individuals who did not senesce would outcompete those who did, and the high fitness costs of getting old would have been selected against.
In the spring of the second year, adults flower, senesce, and set seed (Cavers and others 1979).