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life·span

(līf'span),
1. The duration of life of an individual.
See also: longevity.
2. The normal or average duration of life of members of a given species.
See also: longevity.

lifespan

also

life span

(līf′spăn′)
n.
1. A lifetime.
2. The average or maximum length of time an organism, material, or object can be expected to survive or last.

lifespan

Longevity Epidemiology The genetically endowed limit to life for a person, if free of exogenous risk factors. See Average lifespan, Life expectancy.

lifespan

(līf′span″)
The time beginning with the birth of an organism to the time of its death.
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