life history

noun Biology.
1.
the series of living phenomena exhibited by an organism in the course of its development from inception to death.
2.
life cycle ( def 1 ).

Origin:
1865–70

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life history
 
n
1.  the series of changes undergone by an organism between fertilization of the egg and death
2.  the series of events that make up a person's life

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Example sentences
Indeed, it may be even quirkier than this life history suggests.
But each chat makes you memorable, and encourages your fellow chatterers to see
  you as a pleasant individual with a life history.
For all these reasons, foraging during nesting is a stress point in the life
  history of albatross.
The bonobo's life history is typical for a great ape.
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