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 (ăn′īl′, ā′nīl′)
Unable to think clearly or infirm because of old age.

[Latin anīlis, from anus, old woman.]

a·nil′i·ty (ə-nĭl′ĭ-tē) n.
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the condition of behaving like an old woman, used especially of men. Cf. senility.
See also: Old Age
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