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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
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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.
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longevity

Duration of life.

Pronunciation
Medspeak-UK: pronounced, lawn GEH vih tee
Medspeak-US: pronounced, lawn JEH vih tee
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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.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

lon·gev·i·ty

(lon-jev'i-tē)
Duration of a given life beyond the norm for the species.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

longevity

the life-span of an organism.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005

lon·gev·i·ty

(lawn-jev'i-tē) [MIM*152430]
Duration of a given life beyond the norm for the species.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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A low degree of fatty acid unsaturation leads to lower lipid peroxidation and lipoxidationderived protein modification in heart mitochondria of the longevous pigeon than in the short-lived rat.
It was only when the old emperor proved more longevous and the Crown Prince was already fatally stricken with cancer of the larynx that attention came to focus on young Prince Wilhelm.
NORCs may become as characteristic of a longevous society as the suburbs were of the early lives of the boomers.