[ US /səˈnɛsəns/ ]
  1. the property characteristic of old age
  2. the organic process of growing older and showing the effects of increasing age
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How To Use senescence In A Sentence

  • Cytokinins may reduce the effect of sugars on acclimation processes in leaves, as elevated cytokinins enhance greening and leaf protein levels, and antagonize senescence responses.
  • In a seminal article, Leopold defined senescence in plant cells, along the lines previously proposed by Medawar, as ‘the deteriorative processes that are natural causes of death’.
  • Senescence represents the last stage of flower development, ultimately culminating in the death of the petals.
  • 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. The Speculist: Hedging Our Bets
  • Second, the tissues that have been through programmed senescence and death, instead of disappearing through post-mortem decay, persist as mummified corpses - namely as wood.
  • Ceramide is a lipid molecule naturally present in the cell's plasma membrane and controls cell functions, including cell aging, or senescence.
  • These findings represent one of the first studies to identify a protein that plays a role in mediating both a postmating, prezygotic isolation pathway and reproductive senescence. ScienceBlogs Channel : Physical Science
  • It is possible that at the approach of senescence he may recant, forgive his enemies, make his peace with the world and become a benevolent father to his nation.
  • Therefore, sufficient nitrogenous fertilizer is an essential way to prevent early senescence period of wheat growth.
  • Behind this zone of environmental invasion is a wave of cell senescence, death and necrotrophic disappearance.
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