See also: sénescence
- (biology) The state or process of ageing, especially in humans; old age.
- (cell biology) Ceasing to divide by mitosis because of shortening of telomeres or excessive DNA damage.
- (gerontology) Old age; accumulated damage to macromolecules, cells, tissues and organs with the passage of time.
- (botany) Fruit senescence, leading to ripening of fruit.
- (cytology, of a cell) Condition when the cell ceases to divide.
biology: the state or process of aging
cell biology: ceasing to divide by mitosis
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