life cycle


life cycle

noun

biology : the series of stages through which a living thing passes from the beginning of its life until its death

Full Definition of LIFE CYCLE

1
:  the series of stages in form and functional activity through which an organism passes between successive recurrences of a specified primary stage
2
:  life history 2
3
:  a series of stages through which something (as an individual, culture, or manufactured product) passes during its lifetime

Examples of LIFE CYCLE

  1. the life cycle of a shark

First Known Use of LIFE CYCLE

1873

Rhymes with LIFE CYCLE

life cycle

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of LIFE CYCLE

1
: the series of stages in form and functional activity through which an organism passes between successive recurrences of a specified primary stage

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