life cycle

noun

Definition of life cycle

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

  2. 2 :  life history 2

  3. 3 :  a series of stages through which something (such as an individual, culture, or manufactured product) passes during its lifetime

Examples of life cycle in a sentence

  1. the life cycle of a shark

1855

First Known Use of life cycle

1855


LIFE CYCLE Defined for English Language Learners

life cycle

noun

Definition of life cycle for English Language Learners

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


Medical Dictionary

life cycle

noun

Medical Definition of life cycle

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

  2. 2:  life history 1a


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