gerontogeous
adj. [Gr. gerontos, old man; ge, earth]
Belonging to the Old World or Eastern Hemisphere; see neogeic.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • gerontogeous — /jeuh ron teuh jee euhs/, adj. belonging to the Old World. [1875 80; GERONTO + GE(O) + OUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • gerontogeous — ge·ron·to·ge·ous …   English syllables

  • gerontogeous — jə̇|räntō|jēəs adjective Etymology: geront + ge + ous : of or relating to the Old World or the eastern hemisphere …   Useful english dictionary

  • neogeic — adj. [Gr. neos, new; ge, earth] Belonging to the Western Hemisphere or New World; see gerontogeous …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • gerontic —   a. Biology, pertaining to old age or decadence.    ♦ gerontism, n.    ♦ gerontocracy, n. government by old men.    ♦ gerontogeous, a. pertaining to Old World.    ♦ gerontology,   n. study of characteristics of old age …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • gerontal —   a. Biology, pertaining to old age or decadence.    ♦ gerontism, n.    ♦ gerontocracy, n. government by old men.    ♦ gerontogeous, a. pertaining to Old World.    ♦ gerontology,   n. study of characteristics of old age …   Dictionary of difficult words

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