Origin of senescentClassical Latin senescens, present participle of senescere, to grow old from senex, old: see senate
- Growing old; aging.
- No longer dividing. Used of a cell.
Origin of senescentLatin senēscēns senēscent- present participle of senēscere to grow old inchoative of senēre to be old from senex sen- old ; see sen- in Indo-European roots.
(comparative more senescent, superlative most senescent)
From Latin senescens, present participle of senescere (“to grow old"), from senere (“to be old"), from senex (“old").