the branch of medicine dealing with the diseases, debilities, and care of aged people.
the study of the physical processes and problems of aging; gerontology.
- ger·i·a·tri·cian [jer-ee-uh-trish-uhn], /ˌdʒɛr i əˈtrɪʃ ən/, ger·i·at·rist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for geriatrics
(functioning as singular) the branch of medical science concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases affecting older people: Compare gerontology
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Scientific definitions for geriatrics
The branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and conditions of the elderly.
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