gerontology


ger·on·tol·o·gy

noun \ˌjer-ən-ˈtä-lə-jē\

: the scientific study of old age and of the process of becoming old

Full Definition of GERONTOLOGY

:  the comprehensive study of aging and the problems of the aged — compare geriatric 1
ge·ron·to·log·i·cal \jə-ˌrän-tə-ˈlä-ji-kəl\ also ge·ron·to·log·ic \-jik\ adjective
ger·on·tol·o·gist \ˌjer-ən-ˈtä-lə-jist\ noun

Origin of GERONTOLOGY

International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1903

ger·on·tol·o·gy

noun \-ə-jē\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural ger·on·tol·o·gies

Medical Definition of GERONTOLOGY

: the comprehensive study of aging and the problems of the aged—compare geriatric 1
ge·ron·to·log·i·cal \jə-ˌränt-əl-ˈäj-i-kəl\ also ge·ron·to·log·ic \-ik\ adjective

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