[ US /ˌsɛntəˈnɛɹiən/ ]
[ UK /sˌɛntənˈe‍əɹi‍ən/ ]
  1. being at least 100 years old
  1. someone who is at least 100 years old
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How To Use centenarian In A Sentence

  • Kunkel and Perls believe that additional genetic analyses of nonagenarians and centenarians will lead to the identification of a few genes that confer longevity in humans.
  • Those two little words formed the basis of an 80-year marriage, or so centenarians Percy and Florence Arrowsmith would have us believe.
  • COHEN: You got check out this Web site: www. bumc.bu.edu, that's the site for Boston University and once you're there, do a search on "centenarian" and you'll find the new England Centenarian Study where you can find more on the secrets to living to 100 and beyond. CNN Transcript Nov 9, 2003
  • The existence of organisms still living after millenia make mere centenarians seem insignificant.
  • For instance, scientists have found that centenarians tend to have a lower complement of the gene coding for apolipoprotein E4, a substance associated with Alzheimer's disease.
  • Katie Lynch from Fenit and Castlemaine man Dan Keating have joined the rapidly diminishing but elite Kerry band of centenarians and they both marked their special occasions by getting into party mode.
  • A decade or so ago, becoming aware that Upward was still alive and still writing — and bethinking myself that if I wanted to interview this soon-to-be centenarian and last survivor of his generation, I had better hurry up — I made a voyage to the Isle of Wight, that little diamond-shaped island off the southern coast of England that helps form the natural harbors of Portsmouth and Southampton. The Captive Mind
  • The remarkable double act of two centenarians in one family was achieved by Phyllis Powell and her sister, 103-year-old Gladys Glyde.
  • His record throw of 12.75 metres, at the Japan Masters Athletics championship in June, shattered the world centenarian javelin record formerly held by an American.
  • They have set up a company that studies centenarians to see if the genetic secret to living a long and healthy life may result in drugs that can prevent the diseases of ageing, such as Alzheimer's and heart disease.
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