gerontology

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

Definition of gerontology

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

gerontological

play \jə-ˌrän-tə-ˈlä-ji-kəl\ less commonly

gerontologic

play \-jik\ adjective

gerontologist

play \ˌjer-ən-ˈtä-lə-jist\ noun

Origin and Etymology of gerontology

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1903


GERONTOLOGY Defined for English Language Learners

gerontology

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

Definition of gerontology for English Language Learners

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


Medical Dictionary

gerontology

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noun ger·on·tol·o·gy \-ə-jē\

Medical Definition of gerontology

plural

gerontologies

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

gerontological

\jə-ˌränt-əl-ˈäj-i-kəl\play also

gerontologic

\-ik\play adjective

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