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func·tion·al age(fungkshŭn-ăl āj)
A patient who manifests the development and behaviors of a particular age group, which are not necessarily typical of the chronologic age of the person.
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Age defined in terms of physical or functional capacity; frequently applied to older adults.
See also: age
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