from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To reach later maturity; grow old.
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- v. To grow older; reach maturity.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. grow old or older
In contrast, pronounced increases in both biomass and nutrient mass have been reported in autumn , probably as a function of increased input of labile C and nutrients from plants as they senesce, although these data are from mountain and alpine, rather than from arctic soils.
Soil-moisture availability: When soil moisture is lacking, plants can begin to senesce (premature ageing, which can result in leaf loss) and transpire less water.
This makes senesce because it would increase the standard deviation of the temperature on earth thereby increasing the cooling since heat flux is proportional to the forth power of the temperature.
For example, bristlecones are famously long-lived, but despite this, do not appear to senesce Lanner and Connor, 2001; Connor and Lanner, 1991.
NFTs help improve the sites when their nitrogen-rich leaves and branches senesce, fall to the ground as litter and are incorporated into the soil.
High temperatures at this time can cause the leaves to senesce (die off) more quickly, shortening the length of the podfilling period.
"When it is expressed normally, cells proliferate more slowly and senesce, or stop growing."
According to the Hayflick Limit, the population can only double a limited number of times (around 50) before the cells senesce and are unable to grow any more.
But as soon as we senesce, evolution is a cruel caretaker.
However, Europeans need to decide whether they are ready for real European politics, or whether they are content merely to senesce.
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