Definition of Age by decade

Age by decade: A term designating someone's age by decade. For example, a septuagenarian refers to someone in his or her seventies (age 70 to 79). The prefix in such terms is always from the Latin. For example, the Latin septuageni = seventy.

  • Denarian: Someone age 10 to 19.
  • Vicenarian: Someone in his or her twenties.
  • Tricenarian: Someone in his or her thirties.
  • Quadragenarian: Someone in his or her forties.
  • Quinquagenarian: Someone in his or her fifties.
  • Sexagenarian: Someone in his or her sixties.
  • Septuagenarian: Someone in his or her seventies.
  • Octogenarian: Someone in his or her eighties.
  • Nonagenarian: Someone in his or her nineties.
  • Centenarian: Someone 100 or more.
  • Supercentenarian: Someone 110 years old or more (no upper limit).

The terms denarian, vicenarian, tricenarian, and quadragenarian are not in common usage. The term supercentenarian was coined in 1991.


Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

Search MedTerms:


Back to MedTerms online medical dictionary A-Z List
Pill Identifier Tool

Need help identifying pills and medications?
Use the pill finder tool on RxList.