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senile

 [se´nīl]
pertaining to old age; see also aged. Called also gerontic.

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]

senile

/se·nile/ (se´nīl) pertaining to old age; manifesting senility.

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.

senile

[sē′nīl]
Etymology: L, senilis, aged
pertaining to or characteristic of old age or the process of aging. See also aging. senility, n.

se·nile

(sen'il)
Relating to or characteristic of old age.
[L. senilis]

senile

Pertaining to old age. From the Latin senilis, old.

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]

senile

pertaining to old age; manifesting senility.

senile deafness
due probably to degeneration of the hair cells in the organ of Corti, and to loss of neurons in the spinal ganglion; called also presbycusis.
senile osteoporosis
reduced mineralization of bone due to advanced age.
senile retinopathy
see senile retinopathy.
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