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Thursday, July 26, 2001

Definitions for senescent

  1. Growing old; aging.

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Citations for senescent
During summer, when there is no rain for months, the forests become littered with dry senescent leaves and twinges, which could burst into flames ignited by the slightest spark. Dr. Nitish Priyadarshi, The American Chronicle
There is good evidence that senescent cells are not benign. But until now no one has been able to confirm that they exist in appreciable numbers in old animals. John Sedivy,
Origin of senescent
Senescent is from Latin senescere, "to grow old," from senex, "old."