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Gompertz hypothesis

a hypothesis suggesting that the probability of human mortality increases exponentially with age in a geometric proportion, doubling every 8 years, between the ages of 20 and 80. Also called Gompertz equation. [Benjamin Gompertz]

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serial killer

serial killer

an individual who repeatedly commits murder, typically with a distinct pattern in the selection of victims, location, and method.