-esce, -escent, -escence
(Latin: beginning to be, becoming; to be somewhat; a suffix that forms nouns and adjectives)
2. Relating to something that is shining brilliantly.
. 3. Characterized by ardent emotion, intensity, or brilliance: The singer had an incandescent performance.
2. A group or cluster of flowers arranged on a stem that is composed of a main branch or a complicated arrangement of branches.
Categories depend on the arrangement of flowers on an elongated main axis (peduncle) or on sub-branches from the main axis, and on the timing and position of flowering.
2. A characteristic arrangement of flowers on a stem; a flower cluster.
The conference speaker met a ninety-two-year old woman which he guessed to be about seventy, based on her energy as well as her appearance; however, he learned that there was a great discrepancy between her chronological age and her apparent biological insenescence.2. The process of advancing in years, passing one's prime, or approaching old age: In the Oscar Wilde story, Dorion Gray, the main character fears insenescence and swore that he would always be young and handsome.
The university set up a department to study insenescence because there are many more people in the general population who are getting along in years.
2. Pertaining to something that becomes enlarged or swollen.
2. A lustrous rainbow-like play of color caused by differential refraction of light waves (as from an oil slick, soap bubble, or fish scales) that tends to change as the angle of view changes.
3. A condition of color marked by changing the hue and metallic sheen.
It is produced by the reflection and refraction of different lengths of light waves on the apparently colored surfaces. The effect is seen in certain birds, fish, and reptiles.
2. Having a lustrous or brilliant appearance.
3. Having a rainbow-like display of colors in reflected light; such as, in mother-of-pearl; also a reference to a colony of microorganisms.
2. Making young; rejuvenating.
3. Having the power to make someone young or youthful: "The old woman drank what was supposed to be a juvenescent elixir."
2. That which is not obvious to a person's perception or recognition.