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life history

noun, Biology
the series of living phenomena exhibited by an organism in the course of its development from inception to death.
life cycle (def 1).
Origin of life history
1865-70 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • 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.
  • The results of the scans helped researchers piece together the life history of the mummy without removing her bandages.
  • Ask students to share facts that they found interesting after reading about this species' life history, especially its diet.
  • What you're thinking is not tempered by your life history or by only trying to find that intersection between art and life.
  • Individuals vary widely in their responses, determined both by genetic predisposition and by life history.
  • She shifts from workaday laborer to fertile egg layer, adjusting body and life history in the process.
  • My own life history reminds me that while difficult challenges can have great personal rewards, impossible ones are disheartening.
British Dictionary definitions for life history

life history

the series of changes undergone by an organism between fertilization of the egg and death
the series of events that make up a person's life
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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