supercentenarian

noun
su·​per·​cen·​te·​nar·​i·​an | \ˈsü-pər-ˌsen-tə-ˈner-ē-ən, -ˈne-rē-\

Definition of supercentenarian 

: a person who is 110 years old or older Reports of supercentenarians living well beyond 110 are often suspect because of the lack of reliable birth records.— Karen G. Jackovich

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That means researchers could confirm exactly when supercentenarians were born and died. Jason Daley, Smithsonian, "Study Suggests There’s No Limit on Longevity, But Getting Super Old Is Still Tough," 29 June 2018 Perl said there are between 60 and 70 supercentenarians in the United States and about 350 worldwide. Robert Weisman, BostonGlobe.com, "Scientists in Mass. and beyond are working to slow the aging process," 19 May 2018 Some in the field are studying the habits of supercentenarians, people who live to 110 or older, and Seventh-Day Adventists, whose average life spans surpass by almost a decade the American life expectancy of about 79 years. Robert Weisman, BostonGlobe.com, "Scientists in Mass. and beyond are working to slow the aging process," 19 May 2018 Out of just 36 supercentenarians reported worldwide, all but one of them are women, and 18 are Japanese. James Hohmann, Washington Post, "The Daily 202: Macron wants to be Trump’s buddy. Can it last? Five flash points to watch.," 23 Apr. 2018 Tajima was in the exclusive group of supercentenarians, people who have crossed the 110-year threshold. Alex Horton, ajc, "The world's oldest person dies at 117," 22 Apr. 2018 Tajima was in the exclusive group of supercentenarians, people who have crossed the 110-year threshold. Alex Horton, Anchorage Daily News, "The world’s oldest person dies at 117," 22 Apr. 2018 Tajima was in the exclusive group of supercentenarians, people who have crossed the 110-year threshold. The Washington Post, OregonLive.com, "World's oldest person dies at age 117," 22 Apr. 2018 The group keeps records of Americans who lived at least 110 years, known as supercentenarians. Bonnie L. Cook, Philly.com, "Rosaria Esposito, tailor who lived to be 111 years old," 9 May 2018

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1832, in the meaning defined above

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