supercentenarian

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From super- (beyond, more than) +‎ centenarian (100-year old), q.v.

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supercentenarian (plural supercentenarians)

  1. A person more than 110 years old.
    • 1856, Edwin Canton, “Observations on the Arcus Senilis, or Fatty Degeneration of the Cornea, Part VI”, in Thomas Wakley, editor, The Lancet London: A Journal of British and Foreign Medicine, Surgery, Obstetrics, Physiology, Chemistry, Pharmacology, Public Health and News.[1], volume 1, London: Edward Thomas, page 10:
      On the other hand, we sometimes have occasion to observe the advent of the changes referred to delayed, and men arrive at the period of eighty, ninety, or a hundred years, or become, indeed, super-centenarians, without exhibiting those characterizing features to which, in their totality, we apply, as I have said, the term "age".
  2. (inexact) Synonym of centenarian: a person more than 100 years old.

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