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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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USA], December 8 ( ANI ): A team of researchers has recently discovered new genes linked to parents' lifespan, which can one day be targeted to help prolong human life.
One problem actuaries have is a limited supply of modern lifespan increase data.
It is not simply the fact that technologies possess lifespans, but the recognition that technology lifespans are increasingly shortened that impacts our day-to-day lives.
The finding seems to support theories that male sex hormones contribute to a shorter lifespan, three researchers from Inha University, Korea University and the National Institute of Korean History wrote in a paper published in the journal Current Biology.
However, the pinnacle of achievement - being captain - seemed to have no impact on lifespan.
The new centre will carry out research into lifespan issues from personal, social and cultural perspectives.
Of course, in the absence of a significant shift in our population dynamics, the extension of human lifespan will only exacerbate population pressures.
Women of an equivalent age have seen a smaller lifespan increase.
For each daughter, her lifespan increased because ``of the human family system in which the daughters help their mothers in everyday tasks,'' the report says.
We're wondering what that means for the lifespan of the whole animal.
In an ironic linguistic twist, the pro-death opponents of substantially extending human lifespans have found their greatest allies among the pro-life opponents of abortion.
We find that workers will only adopt new technology after they begin working if they have sufficiently long lifespans so that reaching the knowledge frontier is in their interest.