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LIFE CYCLE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does life cycle mean? 

LIFE CYCLE (noun)
  The noun LIFE CYCLE has 2 senses:

1. a series of stages through which an organism passes between recurrences of a primary stage
2. the course of developmental changes in an organism from fertilized zygote to maturity when another zygote can be produced

  Familiarity information: LIFE CYCLE used as a noun is rare.


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LIFE CYCLE (noun)


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Meaning:

A series of stages through which an organism passes between recurrences of a primary stage

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural phenomena

Hypernyms ("life cycle" is a kind of...):

organic phenomenon ((biology) a natural phenomenon involving living plants and animals)


Sense 2life cycle [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The course of developmental changes in an organism from fertilized zygote to maturity when another zygote can be produced

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural processes

Hypernyms ("life cycle" is a kind of...):

development; growing; growth; maturation; ontogenesis; ontogeny ((biology) the process of an individual organism growing organically; a purely biological unfolding of events involved in an organism changing gradually from a simple to a more complex level)


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