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[jer-uh-don-tiks, jeer-] /ˌdʒɛr əˈdɒn tɪks, ˌdʒɪər-/
noun, (used with a singular verb)
the branch of dentistry dealing with aging and aged persons.
Also, gerodontia
[jer-uh-don-shuh, -shee-uh, jeer-] /ˌdʒɛr əˈdɒn ʃə, -ʃi ə, ˌdʒɪər-/ (Show IPA)
Also called gerodontology
[jer-oh-don-tol-uh-jee, jeer-] /ˌdʒɛr oʊ dɒnˈtɒl ə dʒi, ˌdʒɪər-/ (Show IPA)
Origin of gerodontics
< Greek gêr(as) old age + -odont + -ics
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gerodontic, adjective Unabridged
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gerodontology in Medicine

gerodontics ger·o·don·tics (jěr'ə-dŏn'tĭks)
The branch of dentistry that deals with the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of dental diseases and problems specific to old people.

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