life history

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Noun[edit]

life history (countable and uncountable, plural life histories)

  1. an investigation into the details and activities of a person during his/her lifetime; one's background.
    His life history shows that he frequently moves from town to town, moving from one job to the next.
  2. (medicine) Information concerning a person's diseases and medical disorders suffered during his lifetime; especially useful if the disorders are genetic.
  3. (biology) The set of stages that an organism, or a species, experiences over its lifetime, from conception to death.

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