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longevous Line breaks: lon|gev¦ous
Pronunciation: /lɒnˈdʒiːvəs/

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(also longaevous)

Definition of longevous in English:


Living a long time: longevous species
More example sentences
  • It was only when the old emperor proved more longevous and the Crown Prince was already fatally stricken with cancer of the larynx that attention came to focus on young Prince Wilhelm.
  • Pathogens evolve at a higher rate than humans, or other large, longevous animals.
  • According to Bell's data, longevous parents add as much as twenty years to the average life span of their offspring.


Late 17th century: from Latin longaevus, from longus 'long' + aevum 'age'.

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