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Definition of "survivorship" [sur•viv•or•ship]

  • Law The right of a person who survives a partner or joint owner to the entire ownership of something that was previously owned jointly. (noun)
  • The condition of being a survivor. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "survivorship" in a sentence
  • "The term survivorship was first coined in 1985, but was expanded to include family members and caregivers since "no one can survive cancer alone.""
  • "A CHOP oncologist and a nationally recognized leader in survivorship care, Dr. Anna T. Meadows, developed Living Well After Cancer and she continues to work closely with this program."
  • "During a visit to this clinic, a nurse practitioner with expertise in survivorship and late effects and a physician who specializes in the care of patients with brain tumors will ensure that an individualized care plan is developed and followed based on the type of tumor, the therapy received and any current problems."