Gerocomy Ge*roc"o*my, n. [F. g['e]rocomie, fr. Gr. ? an old man + ? to take care of.] That part of medicine which treats of regimen for old people. [1913 Webster]

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  • gerocomy — rare. (dʒɪəˈrɒkəmɪ) [ad. Gr. γηροκοµία, f. γηρο , γῆρας old age + κοµία tending.] The science of the treatment of the aged. in Todd. Fothergill Dis. Sedent. Life xxxii …   Useful english dictionary

  • gerocomy — noun /dʒ(ɪ)əˈɹɒkəmi/ Medical treatment of the elderly. Among the aristocracy of eighteenth century Europe, recourse to what is now called gerocomy was in vogue, both in Paris and London, for the rehabilitation of the victims of old age …   Wiktionary

  • gerocomy — study of old age Sciences and Studies …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • gerocomy —   n. medical study of old age.    ♦ gerocomical, a …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • Gerocomia — Ger o*co mi*a, n. [NL.] See {Gerocomy}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gerocomical — Ger o*com ic*al, a. Pertaining to gerocomy. Dr. John Smith. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sciences and Studies — This list defines 633 sciences, arts and studies of various degrees of respectability and rarity, ranging from the common and esteemed (chemistry) to the obscure and quirky (peristerophily). Over the past century, the range and scope of… …   Phrontistery dictionary

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