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generation time  


  • [Henderson's] (1) of cells, the time between formation of a somatic cell by mitosis and its own division; (2) of human and animal populations, the average span of time between the birth of parents and the birth of their offspring; (3) of microor­ganisms, time taken for one cell to divide and produce two new cells, often expressed as the time taken for the population to double.

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  • general time
  • generate time
  • generating timed
  • generation times
  • generic timing

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