#WOTD: Senescence

Hello, fellas. Today we’re going to talk about a word. The word is “senescence”. Do you know what it means, fellas? #WOTD

Senescence means the process of becoming old; the growth phase in a plant or plant part (as a leaf) from full maturity to death.

The word senescence is commonly used in Biology.

Examples:

As the baby flies, it gradually ages, letting out a primal howl at each stage: adolescence, manhood, middle-age, senescence.

– TIMES, SUNDAY TIMES (2002)

 

Variety, age, plant hormones and environmental conditions – light, temperature, water, air quality, all influence senescence.

– New Scientist (2004)

That’s all I can share for the quick session today, fellas. :)

Compiled and written by @waitatiri at @Englishtips4U on March 26, 2014

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