biodemography

noun bio·de·mog·ra·phy \ ¦bī-(ˌ)ō-di-¦mä-grə-fē \

Definition of biodemography

:an interdisciplinary approach to demography in which biological considerations (such as genetic, epidemiological, and evolutionary determinants) are emphasized :the study of the influence of biological factors on demographic patterns (such as those relating to fertility, health, aging, and longevity) of human populations or populations of other sexually reproducing species
  • The authors, University of Chicago scientists, research the biodemography of aging. Here they use that emerging science to help lay readers understand what is and isn't possible in extending life.
  • —Mary CarrollBooklistDecember 2000

biodemographer

play \¦bī-(ˌ)ō-di-¦mä-grə-fər\ noun, plural biodemographers
    • The reason, according to biodemographers, that average life expectancy will plateau is that many of the causes of early death—especially infectious diseases—have been dealt with.
    • —John E. DowlingThe Great Brain Debate2004

biodemographic

play \¦bī-(ˌ)ō-ˌde-mə-¦gra-fik, -ˌdē-\ adjective
    • Bogaert collected biodemographic data on gay and straight men raised in families with various combinations of older and younger brothers and sisters.
    • —Karen KaplanLos Angeles Times27 June 2006

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First Known Use of biodemography

1945


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