gerontology

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

Definition of gerontology

:the comprehensive multidisciplinary study of aging and older adults — compare geriatrics

gerontological

play \jə-ˌrän-tə-ˈlä-ji-kəl\ or less commonly gerontologic play \jə-ˌrän-tə-ˈlä-jik\ adjective

gerontologist

play \ˌjer-ən-ˈtä-lə-jist\ noun

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GERONTOLOGY Defined for English Language Learners

gerontology

noun

Definition of gerontology for English Language Learners

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


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gerontology

noun ger·on·tol·o·gy \ -ə-jē \

medical Definition of gerontology

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

gerontological

play \jə-ˌränt-ᵊl-ˈäj-i-kəl\ also gerontologic play \-ik\ adjective

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