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survivorship curve

Line breaks: sur¦vivor|ship curve

Definition of survivorship curve in English:

noun

chiefly Zoology
A survival curve.
Example sentences
  • The cumulative survivorship curve was well described by a nonlinear bivariate fit.
  • The shape of a survivorship curve gives an indication of when environmental forces act on a population.
  • Natural clusters and rich collections of isolated elements allowed calculations of size frequency distributions and construction of survivorship curves.

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