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lon·gev·i·ty

(lon-jev'i-tē), [MIM*152430]
Duration of a particular life beyond the norm for the species.
See also: lifespan.
Synonym(s): macrobiosis

longevity

(lŏn-jĕv′ĭ-tē, lôn-)
n. pl. longevi·ties
a. Long life; great duration of life: His longevity vexed his heirs.
b. Length or duration of life or viability: comparing the longevity of men and women; factors that affect the longevity of seeds.

lon·ge′vous (-jē′vəs) adj.

longevity

Duration of life.

Pronunciation
Medspeak-UK: pronounced, lawn GEH vih tee
Medspeak-US: pronounced, lawn JEH vih tee

longevity

The condition of having a long life, or having lived a long life; the average life expectancy of adults continues to spiral upward; the upper limit of average human life expectancy may range from 85 to 100. See Lifespan.

lon·gev·i·ty

(lon-jev'i-tē)
Duration of a given life beyond the norm for the species.

longevity

the life-span of an organism.

lon·gev·i·ty

(lawn-jev'i-tē) [MIM*152430]
Duration of a given life beyond the norm for the species.
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This yields isoclines of maximum fitness for different floral longevities, that is, combinations of daily floral maintenance (m) together with daily pollen and seed fitness-accrual rates (1 - p and 1 - g) that result in an optimal floral longevities of t = 1, 2, .
Further reductions in m shift optimal floral longevities to still longer durations ([ILLUSTRATION FOR FIGURE 5 OMITTED]).
We found additional support for the model by examining literature data on floral longevity and rates of pollination, for example, species with short floral longevities tended to be those characterized by high rates of pollinator visitation, whereas species with longer-maintained flowers tended to be those characterized by lower rates of pollinator visitation (Ashman and Schoen 1995).