gerontic
adjective Date: 1885 of or relating to decadence or old age

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  • gerontic — adjective /dʒɛˈrɒnt.ɪk,dʒɛˈrɑːnt.ɪk/ a) Of or pertaining to old age or the elderly. The gerontic population of the U.S., those of 65 and over, numbered 3.1 million in 1900. b) Of or pertaining to senescent animals or plants. Academic staff from… …   Wiktionary

  • gerontic — /dʒəˈrɒntɪk/ (say juh rontik) adjective of or relating to old age: gerontic nursing …   Australian English dictionary

  • gerontic — adj. [Gr. gerontos, old man] Pertaining to decadence; old age; deteriorating …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • gerontic — /jeuh ron tik/, adj. 1. geriatric. 2. of or pertaining to the last phase in the life cycle of an organism or in the life history of a species. [1880 85; < Gk gerontikós of old men, equiv. to geront (s. of géron old man) + ikos IC] * * * …   Universalium

  • gerontic — ger·on·tic (jə ronґtik) senile …   Medical dictionary

  • gerontic — Synonyms and related words: anile, crabbed, debilitated, decrepit, doddered, doddering, doddery, feeble, fossilized, gerontal, infirm, mossbacked, moth eaten, mummylike, palsied, papery skinned, ravaged with age, rickety, run to seed, rusty,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • gerontic — adj. geriatric; of aging; of or pertaining to old age …   English contemporary dictionary

  • gerontic — [dʒɛ rɒntɪk] adjective technical relating to old age. Origin C19: from Gk gerōn, geront old man + ic …   English new terms dictionary

  • gerontic — ge·ron·tic …   English syllables

  • gerontic — ge•ron•tic [[t]dʒəˈrɒn tɪk[/t]] adj. dvl of or pertaining to the last phase in the life cycle of an organism or in the life history of a species • Etymology: 1880–85; < Gkgerontikósof old men =geront (see geronto ) + ikos ic …   From formal English to slang

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