- the study of the diminution or decline of life, as in an individual animal or a species approaching extinction.
Origin of geratology
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Geratology, jer-at-ol′o-ji, n. the science of the phenomena of decadence.
- the branch of medicine concerned with the elderly and the phenomena associated with ageing; geriatrics and gerontology
Word Origin for geratology
C19: from gerato-, from Greek gēras old age + -logy
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