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Medical Dictionary


noun gen·er·a·tion \ˌjen-ə-ˈrā-shən\

Medical Definition of GENERATION

a :  a body of living beings constituting a single step in the line of descent from an ancestor b :  a group of individuals born and living contemporaneously
:  the average span of time between the birth of parents and that of their offspring
:  the action or process of producing offspring :  procreation
gen·er·a·tion·al \-shnəl, -shən-əl\ adjective
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