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psychogeriatrics

[sahy-koh-jeer-ee-a-triks]
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noun (used with a singular verb)
  1. the psychology of old age.

Origin of psychogeriatrics

First recorded in 1965–70; psycho- + geriatrics
Related formspsy·cho·ger·i·at·ric, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for psychogeriatrics

psychogeriatrics

noun
  1. (functioning as singular) med the branch of health care concerned with the study, diagnosis, and sometimes treatment of mentally disordered older peopleCompare geriatrics
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