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senescenceSeneszenz (ger.)

  • The process or condition of growing old. (OED 2011)
    ca. 100
    Innumerabilia undique exempla separatorum morte fratrum succurrunt, immo contra vix ulla umquam horum paria conspecta sunt una senescentia
    Seneca, Consolatio ad Polybium (in: Schriften zur Ethik: die kleinen Dialoge, hg. v. G. Fink, Düsseldorf 2008, 612-661): 648 (Nr. 15); vgl. auch Tertullian, De pallio: cap. 4.
    the Earth, Sea, and all natural things will continue in the state wherein they now are, without the least Senescence or Decay
    Woodward, J. (1695). An Essay Toward a Natural History of the Earth and Terrestrial Bodies: 61.
    senescence [...] state of growing old; decay by time
    Johnson, S. (1756). A Dictionary of the English Language, vol. 2.
    With each successive generation of cells the power of growth diminishes. […] This loss of power I term senescence
    Minot, C.S. (1880). On the conditions to be filled by a theory of life. Proc. Amer. Assoc. Adv. Sci. 28, 411-415: 413; cf. id. (1908). The Problem of Age, Growth, and Death. A Study of Cytomorphosis: 270.