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geriatric

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noun ge·ri·at·ric \ˌjer-ē-ˈa-trik, ˌjir-\

Medical Definition of geriatric

  1. 1geriatrics plural but singular in construction :  a branch of medicine that deals with the problems and diseases of old age and aging people—compare gerontology

  2. 2:  an aged person




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geriatric

adjective ge·ri·at·ric

Medical Definition of geriatric

  1. 1:  of or relating to geriatrics or its practice <the geriatric department in a hospital> <a geriatric ward>

  2. 2:  of, relating to, affecting, or being aged individuals <the geriatric population> <geriatric depression> <treated geriatric animals>





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