[ jer-uh-tol-uh-jee ]
/ ˌdʒɛr əˈtɒl ə dʒi /
the study of the diminution or decline of life, as in an individual animal or a species approaching extinction.
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Origin of geratology
OTHER WORDS FROM geratologyger·a·to·log·ic [jer-uh-tl-oj-ik], /ˌdʒɛr ə tlˈɒdʒ ɪk/, ger·a·tol·o·gous [jer-uh-tol-uh-guhs], /ˌdʒɛr əˈtɒl ə gəs/, adjective
Words nearby geratology
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Example sentences from the Web for geratology
Geratology, jer-at-ol′o-ji, n. the science of the phenomena of decadence.
British Dictionary definitions for geratology
/ (ˌdʒɛrəˈtɒlədʒɪ) /
the branch of medicine concerned with the elderly and the phenomena associated with ageing; geriatrics and gerontology
Derived forms of geratologygeratological (ˌdʒɛrətəˈlɒdʒɪkəl), adjectivegeratologist, noun
Word Origin for geratology
C19: from gerato-, from Greek gēras old age + -logy
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