The state or process of ageing, especially in humans; old age. (noun)
Examples of word senescence
The gene is involved in senescence, a process that is thought to ensure that aging cells do not pass on harmful mutations.
The change was called senescence, or sanctification.
A team of international researchers, working for the US Department of Agriculture and led by Dr Cai-Zhong Jiang, a plant physiologist at the University of California-Davis, has been experimenting with methods to forestall the natural ageing process in plants - called "senescence" - and have found that TDZ, when added to water in concentrations of five-10 parts per million, can achieve
That process is called senescence—when the cells stop dividing permanently, or they undergo apoptosis the cell death we described earlier in the book, in which they’re broken up and reabsorbed.
Most young, healthy cells divide continuously in order to keep body tissues and organs functioning properly, but eventually stop splitting—a state called senescence—and are replaced by others.
Although we all have a terminal disease called senescence, he's been living with a different sort of knowledge of how he might die than the rest of us have.