octogenarian


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octogenarian

(ŏk′tə-jə-nâr′ē-ən)
adj.
Being between 80 and 90 years of age.
n.
A person between 80 and 90 years of age.

octogenarian

(ŏk″tō-jĕn-ĕr′ē-ĕ-) [L. octogenarius, containing eighty]
A person who is 80 to 89 years old.
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The quality of life after cardiac surgery in octogenarians and evaluation of its early and mid-term results.
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I, too, am embarrassed to call Bush my leader, as I watch him trot from town to town in blue jeans and hardhat, communing with the common man, reading to kids, blowing out octogenarian birthday candles--and then returning home to pursue policies that completely undermine working families, children's literacy and elder care.