Senescent meaning

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Growing old; aging.
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Growing old; aging.
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No longer dividing. Used of a cell.
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Growing old; aging.
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No longer dividing. Used of a cell.
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Growing old; decaying with the lapse of time.
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Origin of senescent

  • Latin senēscēns senēscent- present participle of senēscere to grow old inchoative of senēre to be old from senex sen- old sen- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin senescens, present participle of senescere (“to grow old"), from senere (“to be old"), from senex (“old").

    From Wiktionary