showing a decline or deterioration of physical strength or mental functioning, especially short-term memory and alertness, as a result of old age or disease.
of or belonging to old age or aged persons; gerontological; geriatric.
Physical Geography. (of topographical features) having been reduced by erosion to a featureless plain that stands everywhere at base level.
a senile person.
of, relating to, or characteristic of old age
mentally or physically weak or infirm on account of old age
(of land forms or rivers) at an advanced stage in the cycle of erosion See old (sense 18)
senile se·nile (sē’nīl’, sěn’īl’)
Relating to, characteristic of, or resulting from old age.
Exhibiting the symptoms of senility, as impaired memory or the inability to perform certain mental tasks.
- Senile amyloidosis
senile amyloidosis n. Amyloidosis commonly occurring with old age, usually in a mild form with amyloid deposits limited to the heart.
- Senile arteriosclerosis
senile arteriosclerosis n. Arteriosclerosis as a result of advanced age.
- Senile cataract
senile cataract n. A cataract occurring spontaneously in old age and marked by increased opacity of the lens followed by its softening and shrinkage.
noun, Pathology. 1. a syndrome of progressive, irreversible impairment of cognitive function, caused by organic factors and having its onset late in life. senile dementia noun 1. dementia starting in old age with no precipitating physical cause senile dementia n. A progressive, abnormally accelerated deterioration of mental faculties and emotional stability in old age, occurring […]