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 sen&emacron;sc&emacron;ns, sen&emacron;scent-, present participle of sen&emacron;scere, to grow old, inchoative of sen&emacron;re, 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").