Etymology
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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."

updated on November 01, 2017

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Definitions of gerontology from WordNet

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