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senesce

(sə-nĕs′)
intr.v. se·nesced, se·nescing, se·nesces
1. To grow old; age.
2. To stop dividing, as certain cells.
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This mass loss is high in comparison to the most commonly observed loss of [approximately equal to]10% in senescing leaves (Chapin et al.
Changes in spectral properties of ageing and senescing maize and sunflower leaves.
Numbers of senescing leaves were observed after anthesis with six days intervals until maturity.
So, by three indicators of senescence--economic decline, sociopolitical inflexibility, and information overload--the global economic system appears to be senescing.
It lasted a few beats, about the length of an organ's senescing tone.
These results support our hypothesis and suggest that during fall, as light increases occur in the forest understory, privet resorbs more N from its senescing leaves, and constructs more N-demanding photosynthetic machinery (e.
In the vast majority of cases, flowers were senescing before pitchers had begun to capture.
Ethylene production and responses to exogenous ethylene in senescing petals of Chrysanthemum morifoliumRAM cv Unsei.
Plants in areas of rapid warming often respond by flowering and senescing earlier, although responses vary substantially by location and growth form (Oberbauer et al.
Meir S, Kanner J, Akiri B and SP Hadas Determination and involvement of aqueous reducing compounds in oxidative defense systems of various senescing leaves.
Pecan persisted into the climax vegetation as mature and senescing individuals (old trees with dying branches), while recruitment of pecan was lower than that of sugarberry and cedar elm.