life span

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life·span

also life span  (līf′spăn′)
n.
1. A lifetime.
2. The average or maximum length of time an organism, material, or object can be expected to survive or last.

life span

or

lifespan

n
(Biology) the period of time during which a human being, animal, machine, etc, may be expected to live or function under normal conditions

life′ span`


n.
1. the longest period over which the life of any organism or species may extend.
2. the longevity of an individual.
Translations

life span

n(durata della) vita
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