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Definition of "life-history" []

  • In biology: The series of vital phenomena exhibited by an organism in the course of its development from the egg to its adult state. (noun)
  • The written description of a life-history; morphological “natural history.” (noun)

The Century Dictionary (Public Domain)

Use "life-history" in a sentence
  • "Three possible reasons for the record sightings come to mind, says Wayne Perryman, who leads the cetacean health and life-history program at the Southwest Fisheries Service Center in La Jolla, Calif., a unit of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration."
  • "Why, there is romance in the life-history of any grass, yes, and adventure, too."
  • "In particular, he examined the role of sibling rivalry as an agent of selection on developmental rates, nest-site selection as a source of maternal effects in birds, and habitat-specific variation in life-history traits arising from the spread of a non-native plant."