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life cy·cle

the entire life history of a living organism.

life cycle

n.
1. The course of developmental changes through which an organism passes from its inception through the stage at which it reproduces.
2. A progression through a series of differing stages of development: the life cycle of a star.
3. The span of a product's existence from its initial development through the period of marketing and active use to eventual obsolescence.

life cycle

1 the interval of time from conception to natural death.
2 the series of stages from any stage of one generation to the same stage of the next generation.

life cycle

the serial progression of stages through which an organism passes from FERTILIZATION to the stage producing the GAMETES. In higher animals and plants the life cycle lasts from fertilization until the resulting individual itself produces gametes, but in many organisms there are asexual stages. see ALTERNATION OF GENERATIONS.
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