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.
Operations for rectal cancer were done in 27 patients (33.3%) in the octogenarian group and in 27 (42.3%) in the younger group (p=0.58, chi-square test).
Professor Dan Papuc, Emeritus, with the West University of Timisoara, will become an octogenarian in 2010.
Myrtle a cranky octogenarian and retired teacher is pretty nosy herself.
Among the many gongs was one awarded to octogenarian Reg Hollinshead, who is the greatest ever trainer of Flat jockeys with more than 50 passing through his yard where old fashioned manners were very part of the equation.
Trained locally by Derek Knight, whom octogenarian Curtis still occasionally helps, Grand Prix champion Foulden Special should prove too strong for Droopys Riquelme.
Tappy Holidays is back, and the lineup this year includes Jared Grimes, Derick Grant, Jumaane Taylor, Ray Hesselink, and that sassy octogenarian Mable Lee plus a smattering of tap troupes from all over, like NYC's Tap City Youth Ensemble and Sound Out Tap from California.
The sprightly octogenarian was in good spirits and even sang a song for her rescue team as they descended to safety.
Michael Tolliver Lives follows its protagonist as he finds love with a younger man, attends to his dying fundamentalist mother in Florida, and finally reaffirms his allegiance to a wise octogenarian who was once his landlady.
Having recently become an octogenarian, I have to confess that I scan each day's obituaries for evidence of those who have managed to live longer.
Octogenarian Alma Currie of the parish of Kingston pledged to walk a mile a day for 100 days and then the pledges and activities flooded in," said a report on the diocesan Web site.