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The world does not get to be a better or a worse place; it just gets more senescent.
Harold Bloom

Meaning of "senescent" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD SENESCENT

From Latin senēscere to grow old, from senex old.
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PRONUNCIATION OF SENESCENT

senescent  [sɪˈnɛsənt] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SENESCENT

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Senescent is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES SENESCENT MEAN IN ENGLISH?

senescent

Senescence

Senescence or biological aging is the gradual deterioration of function characteristic of most complex lifeforms, arguably found in all biological kingdoms, that on the level of the organism increases mortality after maturation. The word "senescence" can refer either to cellular senescence or to senescence of the whole organism. It is commonly believed that cellular senescence underlies organismal senescence. The science of biological aging is biogerontology. Senescence is not the inevitable fate of all organisms. Organisms of some taxonomic groups, including some animals, even experience chronological decrease in mortality, for all or part of their life cycle. On the other extreme are accelerated aging diseases, rare in humans. There is also the extremely rare and poorly understood "Syndrome X", whereby a person remains physically and mentally an infant or child throughout one's life. Even if environmental factors do not cause aging, they may affect it; in such a way, for example, overexposure to ultraviolet radiation accelerates skin aging. Different parts of the body may age at different rates.

Definition of senescent in the English dictionary

The definition of senescent in the dictionary is growing old. Other definition of senescent is characteristic of old age.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SENESCENT


adolescent
ˌædəˈlɛsənt
antidepressant
ˌæntɪdɪˈprɛsənt
canescent
kəˈnɛsənt
crescent
ˈkrɛsənt
depressant
dɪˈprɛsənt
effervescent
ˌɛfəˈvɛsənt
evanescent
ˌɛvəˈnɛsənt
fluorescent
ˌflʊəˈrɛsənt
ignescent
ɪɡˈnɛsənt
incandescent
ˌɪnkænˈdɛsənt
incessant
ɪnˈsɛsənt
iridescent
ˌɪrɪˈdɛsənt
juvenescent
ˌdʒuːvɪˈnɛsənt
obsolescent
ˌɒbsəˈlɛsənt
pearlescent
pɜːˈlɛsənt
prepubescent
ˌpriːpjuːˈbɛsənt
quiescent
kwɪˈɛsənt
spinescent
spaɪˈnɛsənt
suppressant
səˈprɛsənt
thermoluminescent
ˌθɜːməʊˌluːmɪˈnɛsənt

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SENESCENT

sene
Seneca
seneca snakeroot
senecio
senectitude
Senefelder
senega
senega snakeroot
Senegal
Senegalese
Senegambia
Senegambia Confederation
senescence
seneschal
seneschalship
Senghor
sengi
sengreen
senhor
senhora

WORDS THAT END LIKE SENESCENT

acquiescent
ascent
chemiluminescent
coalescent
convalescent
descent
Fertile Crescent
florescent
intumescent
line of descent
luminescent
nascent
opalescent
phosphorescent
photoluminescent
pubescent
recent
Red Crescent
reminiscent
scent
the crescent

Synonyms and antonyms of senescent in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «senescent» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SENESCENT

Find out the translation of senescent to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of senescent from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «senescent» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

衰老
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

senescentes
570 millions of speakers

English

senescent
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

वृद्ध होनेवाला
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

هرمة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

стареющей
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

senescente
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

বৃদ্ধপ্রায়
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

sénescence
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Senescent
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

seneszenten
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

老化
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

노화
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Senescent
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

hóa già
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

வயதாகிற
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

वृद्ध
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

yaşlanan
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

senescente
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

starzejących
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

старіючої
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

senescent
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

γηρασμένα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

verouderde
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

senescent
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

senescent
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of senescent

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SENESCENT»

The term «senescent» is regularly used and occupies the 57.093 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about senescent

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QUOTES WITH «SENESCENT»

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Harold Bloom
The world does not get to be a better or a worse place; it just gets more senescent.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SENESCENT»

Discover the use of senescent in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to senescent and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Age Rage and Going Gently: Stories of the Senescent Subject ...
It espouses a critical interdisciplinarity and calls into question the assumptions underlying much research into ageing in the social sciences, work in which the negative aspects of growing older are almost invariably suppressed.
Oliver Davis, 2006
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Anxiety and Preoperative Education in the Senescent Patient
This study will focus on preoperative education for the senescent adult as it relates to anxiety before and after the education process to determine the extent to which providing this education will alter anxiety in this population. Simply stated ...
Tal R. Sutton, 2007
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Principles and Practice of Geriatric Surgery
In fact, a persistent DDR and elevated intracellular ROS production appear to play a critical role not only in the induction of the senescent phenotype but also in its maintenance [279, 281]. Products of the retinoblastoma (Rb) and p53 tumor ...
Ronnie Ann Rosenthal, Michael E. Zenilman, Mark R. Katlic, 2011
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Aging Hair
The concept of senescent alopecia evolved from clinical observations that diffuse hair thinning involving the whole scalp may develop after the age of 50 years in people with no family history of balding. Scalp surface studies favored the idea ...
Ralph M. Trüeb, Desmond Tobin, 2010
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Aging and Age-related Diseases: The Basics
It is difficult to know the extent to which the senescent states are induced by the ep53 and pRB pathways are distinct or similar. In addition, depending on the tissue and species of origin, cells may differ in both their senescent phenotype and ...
Micha Karasek, 2006
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Textbook of Aging Skin
pathways identified in cellular senescence involve p53, p16, p21 and pRB [70]. There is compelling evidence suggesting that senescent cells accumulate in aged tissues [71–73]. In order to assess the contribution of senescent cells to aging ...
Miranda A. Farage, Kenneth W. Miller, Howard I. Maibach, 2010
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Cells, Aging, and Human Disease
This is more difficult than counting population doublings, though also more rewarding experimentally, theoretically, and clinically. Orthogonally to the problem of measuring senescence is the problem of agreeing to a cutoff: how senescent is ...
Michael B. Fossel M.D. Clinical Professor of Medicine Michigan State University, 2004
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Biological Aging: Methods and Protocols
accumulation of senescent cells in aged tissues is also thought to contribute to age-related pathologies (3). It is generally accepted that human fibroblasts and other cell types senesce after repeated cell division because they eventually ...
Trygve O. Tollefsbol, 2007
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Tumor Dormancy, Quiescence, and Senescence, Volume 1: Aging, ...
Senescent cells can affect their microenvironment in multiple ways. The influence of SASP components is not restricted to the ECM or to cells in their immediate microenvironment. Several of these components are potent proinflammatory ...
M.A. Hayat, 2013
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New Research on Cell Aging
Cells that demonstrated apoptosis after nocodazole treatment, however, greatly decreased in later passages suggesting dysfunction of mitotic checkpoint in senescent cells. The observations in this study suggest that the mitotic failure caused ...
Reginald B. Garvey, 2007

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SENESCENT»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term senescent is used in the context of the following news items.
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Cell signalling Limiting the side effects of senescence
The SASP is a major feature of senescent cells and involves the secretion of cytokines, growth factors and proteases. Cellular senescence, which is a state of ... «Nature.com, Jul 15»
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Post-Senescent Stage of Advanced Capitalism; EU and Greece
One mark of the post-senescent stage of advanced capitalism is that traditional imperialist concerns of markets, investments, raw materials ownership and ... «CounterPunch, Jul 15»
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Protein in metabolic reprogramming restrains senescent cells from …
Shown on the left is an ATM positive cell that has undergone senescence (depicted by blue color). On the right are cells with low ATM that are not senescent due ... «Medical Xpress, Apr 15»
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Cell senescence Communicating with senescence
Senescent cells secrete molecules to communicate with surrounding cells. Biran et al. report that communication can also occur by intercellular protein transfer ... «Nature.com, Apr 15»
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SIWA's Approach To Clearing Senescent Cells To Increase …
The results of the work performed by Charles River for SIWA include an increase in gastrocnemius muscle mass and reduction of a senescent cell mRNA marker ... «PR Web, Mar 15»
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New range of drugs may slow ageing process by taking out …
Their research focuses on so-called senescent cells - cells we acquire throughout life that shut down, stop dividing and sit there making few useful contributions ... «South China Morning Post, Mar 15»
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A True Fountain-Of-Youth Drug Combo?
Most of them do, but some cells become senescent: old geezers who just won't go away. The problem is, these cells just don't sit quietly in the living room ... «Forbes, Mar 15»
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Kill Senescent Cells Before They Kill You
Researchers searched for ways to eliminate cells in the body that have become senescent and destructive. Their tests in cell cultures and in genetically-modified ... «ScienceBlog.com, Mar 15»
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New class of drugs reduces aging in mice, Mayo Clinic study finds
The study found two drugs that were especially good at getting rid of senescent cells. These are cells that have ceased to reproduce through division but also ... «Washington Post, Mar 15»
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Senescent cells play an essential role in wound healing
Senescent cells have a bad-guy reputation when it comes to aging. While cellular senescence - a process whereby cells permanently lose the ability to divide ... «EurekAlert, Dec 14»

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