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gerontology

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noun ger·on·tol·o·gy \ˌjer-ən-ˈtä-lə-jē\

Simple Definition of gerontology

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

Full Definition of gerontology

  1. :  the comprehensive study of aging and the problems of the aged — compare geriatric 1

ge·ron·to·log·i·cal play \jə-ˌrän-tə-ˈlä-ji-kəl\ also ge·ron·to·log·ic play \-jik\ adjective
ger·on·tol·o·gist play \ˌjer-ən-ˈtä-lə-jist\ noun

Origin of gerontology

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1903


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gerontology

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noun ger·on·tol·o·gy \-ə-jē\

Medical Definition of gerontology

plural ger·on·tol·o·gies

  1. :  the comprehensive study of aging and the problems of the aged—compare geriatric 1

  2. ge·ron·to·log·i·cal \jə-ˌränt-əl-ˈäj-i-kəl\play also ge·ron·to·log·ic \-ik\play adjective




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