gerontic

adjective

ge·​ron·​tic jə-ˈrän-tik How to pronounce gerontic (audio)
: of or relating to old age or the elderly

Examples of gerontic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Soviet Union's gerontic leadership symbolized its decrepit condition. ABC News, 30 Aug. 2022

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Word History

Etymology

Greek geront-, gérōn "old, old man" + -ic entry 1 — more at geronto-

First Known Use

1885, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of gerontic was in 1885

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Cite this Entry

“Gerontic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gerontic. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

gerontic

adjective
ge·​ron·​tic jə-ˈrän-tik How to pronounce gerontic (audio)
variants also gerontal
: of or relating to old age
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