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se·nes·cent

(sē-nes'ĕnt),
Growing old.

senescent

(sĭ-nĕs′ənt)
adj.
1. Growing old; aging.
2. No longer dividing. Used of a cell.

se·nes′cence n.

senescent

[sənes′ənt]
Etymology: L, senescere, to grow old
pertaining to aging or growing old. See also senile. -senescence, n.

se·nes·cent

(sĕ-nes'ĕnt)
Growing old.

senescent

Ageing. The term ought not to imply physical or mental deterioration, but often does.
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p53-dependent chemokine production by senescent tumor cells supports NKG2D-dependent tumor elimination by natural killer cells.
Although some older, senescent individuals developed very small and asymmetric antlers (see Bubenik 1998), overall there was little evidence to suggest that age has any governing effect on antler asymmetry.
pubertal gynaecomastia, which is the most common, occurs between the ages of 13 and 17 years, and is mainly bilateral but may be unilateral; and senescent gynaecomastia, which occurs after the age of 50 years and is mainly unilateral.
Imbibition, the absorption of water by nonliving or senescent materials and subsequent swelling caused by adhesion of water to internal surfaces, is the initial step in germination of seeds (Kigel and Galili, 1995; Jorgensen and Chesser, 2000).
Among their topics are the physiology of cochlear presbycusis, the cell biology and physiology of the aging central auditory pathway, binaural processing and auditory asymmetries, effects of senescent changes in audition and cognition on spoken language comprehension, the epidemiology of age-related hearing impairment, and lessons from animal models about interventions and future therapies.
mopani emerge from the eggs when the leaves are turning senescent, normally from June or July depending on climatic factors.
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According to the authors, this study is the first to find both benign and malignant lesions in reproductive tissues of senescent female mice exposed prenatally to BPA over a wide dosage range thought to be relevant to human exposure.
An organ once considered senescent after birth, usually discarded, is now increasingly being examined as an important diagnostic tool for maternal/foetal vasculopathies.
The fossil tree has a sharply tapering trunk surrounded in its lower part by a large number of downward-recurved senescent petioles, which form a skirt.
The percentage of senescent cells observed during the course of cell culture i.