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life cycle Syllabification: life cy·cle
Pronunciation: /ˈlīf ˌsīkəl/

Definition of life cycle in English:


The series of changes in the life of an organism, including reproduction.
Example sentences
  • Entry into the transport medium may or may not be a regular part of the life cycle of an organism.
  • The phytohormone ethylene plays roles in physiological processes throughout the life cycle of the plant.
  • Like other animals, they pass through a life cycle from birth to maturity to death.
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