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senile

 [se´nīl]
pertaining to old age; see also aged. Called also gerontic.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

se·nile

(sē'nīl, sen'īl), Negative or pejorative connotations of this word may render it offensive in some contexts.
Relating to or characteristic of old age.
[L. senilis]
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senile

(sē′nīl′, sĕn′īl′)
adj.
a. Relating to or having diminished cognitive function, as when memory is impaired, because of old age.
b. Being a disease or condition whose cause is primarily advanced age: senile cataracts.

se′nile′ly adv.
se·nil′i·ty (sĭ-nĭl′ĭ-tē) n.
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se·nile

(sen'il)
Relating to or characteristic of old age.
[L. senilis]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

senile

Pertaining to old age. From the Latin senilis, old.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

se·nile

(sen'il) Negative or pejorative connotations of this word may render it offensive in some contexts.
Relating to or characteristic of old age.
[L. senilis]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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