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-

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The first known use of gerontic was in 1885

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“Gerontic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gerontic. Accessed 11 Jul. 2020.

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gerontic

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

Medical Definition of gerontic

: of or relating to old age

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