Medical Dictionary


noun \ˈlīf\
plural lives \ˈlīvz\

Medical Definition of LIFE

a :  the quality that distinguishes a vital and functional plant or animal from a dead body b :  a state of living characterized by capacity for metabolism, growth, reaction to stimuli, and reproduction
a :  the sequence of physical and mental experiences that make up the existence of an individual b :  a specific part or aspect of the process of living <sex life> <adult life>
life·less \ˈlīf-ləs\ adjective
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