gerontic

adjective
ge·​ron·​tic | \ jə-ˈrän-tik How to pronounce gerontic (audio) \

Definition of gerontic

: of or relating to old age or the elderly

First Known Use of gerontic

1885, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for gerontic

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

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about gerontic

Time Traveler for gerontic

Time Traveler

The first known use of gerontic was in 1885

See more words from the same year

Statistics for gerontic

Cite this Entry

“Gerontic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gerontic. Accessed 14 Jun. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for gerontic

gerontic

adjective
ge·​ron·​tic | \ jə-ˈrän-tik How to pronounce gerontic (audio) \
variants: also gerontal \ -​təl How to pronounce gerontic (audio) \

Medical Definition of gerontic

: of or relating to old age

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Name that Thing: Dog Breeds

True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Typeshift

Anagram puzzles meet word search.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!