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Syllabification: se·nesce
Pronunciation: /səˈnes

Definition of senesce in English:


[no object] Biology
(Of a living organism) deteriorate with age.
Example sentences
  • Fruits were counted when the plants had fully senesced.
  • Regardless of cold-induction treatment, leaves and plants of non-transformed plants senesced under prolonged dark storage.
  • In several populations, the pitchers of some plants had senesced.


mid 17th century: from Latin senescere, from senex 'old'.

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