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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

[lonjev′itē]
Etymology: L, longus, long, aveum, age
the number of years an average person of a particular age is expected to continue living. It is determined by statistical tables based on mortality rates of various population groups.

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.

longevity,

n the length of life.

longevity

duration of life. In animal terms this frequently means productive life.