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octogenarian

[ok-tuh-juh-nair-ee-uh n] /ˌɒk tə dʒəˈnɛər i ən/
adjective, Also, octogenary
[ok-toj-uh-ner-ee] /ɒkˈtɒdʒ əˌnɛr i/ (Show IPA)
1.
of the age of 80 years.
2.
between 80 and 90 years old.
noun
3.
a person who is between 80 and 90 years old.
Origin
1805-1815
1805-15; < Latin octōgēnāri(us) comprising eighty, eighty years old (equivalent to octōgēn(ī) eighty each + -ārius -ary) + -an
Related forms
octogenarianism, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for octogenary

octogenarian

/ˌɒktəʊdʒɪˈnɛərɪən/
noun (pl) -narians, -naries
1.
a person who is from 80 to 89 years old
adjective
2.
of or relating to an octogenarian
Word Origin
C19: from Latin octōgēnārius containing eighty, from octōgēnī eighty each
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Word Origin and History for octogenary
octogenarian
1815, from Fr. octogénaire "aged 80," from L. octogenarius "containing eighty," from octogen "eighty each," from octoginta "eighty," from octo "eight."
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octogenary in Medicine

octogenarian oc·to·ge·nar·i·an (ŏk'tə-jə-nâr'ē-ən)
adj.
Being between 80 and 90 years of age. n.
A person between 80 and 90 years of age.

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