oc·​tog·​e·​nary | \ (ˈ)äk¦täjəˌnerē \

Definition of octogenary

2 : based on the number 80

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History and Etymology for octogenary

Latin octogenarius containing or consisting of eighty, from octogeni eighty each (from octoginta eighty, from octo eight + -ginta —akin to Latin -ginti in viginti twenty) + -arius -ary

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“Octogenary.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/octogenary. Accessed 24 Sep. 2020.

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