Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The condition of growing old, or of decaying by time; decadence.
- n. biology The state or process of ageing, especially in humans; old age.
- n. cell biology Ceasing to divide by mitosis because of shortening of telomeres or excessive DNA damage.
- n. gerontology Old age; accumulated damage to macromolecules, cells, tissues and organs with the passage of time.
- n. botany Fruit senescence, leading to ripening of fruit.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The state of growing old; decay by time.
- n. the property characteristic of old age
- n. the organic process of growing older and showing the effects of increasing age
- From Latin senescere ("to grow old"). (Wiktionary)
“The gene is involved in senescence, a process that is thought to ensure that aging cells do not pass on harmful mutations.”
“The change was called senescence, or sanctification.”
“A team of international researchers, working for the US Department of Agriculture and led by Dr Cai-Zhong Jiang, a plant physiologist at the University of California-Davis, has been experimenting with methods to forestall the natural ageing process in plants - called "senescence" - and have found that TDZ, when added to water in concentrations of five-10 parts per million, can achieve”
“That process is called senescence—when the cells stop dividing permanently, or they undergo apoptosis the cell death we described earlier in the book, in which they’re broken up and reabsorbed.”
“Most young, healthy cells divide continuously in order to keep body tissues and organs functioning properly, but eventually stop splitting—a state called senescence—and are replaced by others.”
“Although we all have a terminal disease called senescence, he's been living with a different sort of knowledge of how he might die than the rest of us have.”
“One of the cellular processes controlled by the RB family is cellular senescence, which is now known to act as a barrier against cancer.”
“Dr. LADA: I would say more it's - scientifically, it is called a senescence process.”
“My dream is to use a product whose name sounds a lot like the word "senescence" but isn't!”
“In fact, terms such as "senescence", "debility" and "old age" are already in the ICD catalogue, and physicians sometimes enter them on death certificates.”
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