life history

noun
Updated on: 17 Apr 2018

Definition of life history

1 : a history of the changes through which an organism passes in its development from the primary stage to its natural death
2 : the history of an individual or thing

Examples of life history in a Sentence

  1. studying the life history of bears

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First Known Use of life history

1848

in the meaning defined at sense 2

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LIFE HISTORY Defined for English Language Learners

life history

Definition of life history for English Language Learners

  • biology : the full range of changes, habits, and behaviors of a living thing over the course of its life


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life history

noun

medical Definition of life history

1 a : a history of the changes through which an organism passes in its development from the primary stage to its natural death
b : one series of the changes in a life history
2 : the history of an individual's development in his or her social environment

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