Etymology
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Words related to *gere-

geriatric (adj.)

1909, formed in English from Latinized forms of Greek gēras, gērōs "old age" (from PIE root *gere- (1) "to grow old") + iatrikos "of a physician," from iatros (see -iatric).

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geriatrics (n.)
coined 1909 by Austrian-born doctor Ignatz L. Nascher (1863-1944) in "New York Medical Journal" on the model of pediatrics from geriatric (q.v.). Also see -ics. The correct formation would be gerontiatrics.
gerontocracy (n.)

"rule by old men," 1830, a Latinized compound of Greek stem of geron (genitive gerontos) "old man" (from PIE root *gere- (1) "to grow old") + kratia "rule" (see -cracy). Related: Gerontocratic.

gerontology (n.)

1903, coined in English from geronto-, used as combining form of Greek geron (genitive gerontos) "old man," from PIE root *gere- (1) "to grow old."