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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.

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Definitions of geriatrics

geriatrics (n.)
the branch of medical science that deals with diseases and problems specific to old people;
Synonyms: gerontology
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