[lon-jev-i-tee, lawn-] /lɒnˈdʒɛv ɪ ti, lɔn-/
a long individual life; great duration of individual life:
Our family is known for its longevity.
the length or duration of life:
research in human longevity.
length of service, tenure, etc.; seniority:
promotions based on longevity.
relatively long duration of employment, service, etc
1610s, from Late Latin longaevitatem (nominative longaevitas) “great age, long life,” from Latin longaevus “long-lived,” from longus (see long (adj.)) + aevum “lifetime, age” (see eon).
longevity lon·gev·i·ty (lŏn-jěv’ĭ-tē)
Duration of an individual life beyond the norm for the species.
[lon-jee-vuh s, lawn-] /lɒnˈdʒi vəs, lɔn-/ adjective, Archaic. 1. long-lived; living to a great age.
- Long extensor muscle of big toe
long extensor muscle of big toe n. A muscle with its origin from the tibia, with insertion to the base of the big toe, with nerve supply from the anterior tibial nerve, and whose action extends the big toe.
- Long extensor muscle of thumb
long extensor muscle of thumb n. A muscle with origin from the ulna, with insertion into the base of the thumb, with nerve supply from the radial nerve, and whose action extends the distal phalanx of the thumb.
- Long extensor muscle of toes
long extensor muscle of toes n. A muscle with its origin from the tibia and the upper margin of the fibula, with insertion by four tendons to the bases of the phalanges of the second to fifth toes, with nerve supply from the deep branch of the peroneal nerve, and whose action extends the four […]