Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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Life Cycle

1. the entire span of the existence of an organism (or of a society) from the moment it originates to the time that it reproduces and dies; in higher organisms, the period from conception to death.

Cf. life span.

2. schedule of stages and roles a human (or other organism) should pass through during a normal human career.

See stages of the human life cycle.

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