[ jer-ee-a-triks, jeer- ]
/ ˌdʒɛr iˈæ trɪks, ˌdʒɪər- /
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noun (used with a singular verb)
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.
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OTHER WORDS FROM geriatricsger·i·a·tri·cian [jer-ee-uh-trish-uhn], /ˌdʒɛr i əˈtrɪʃ ən/, ger·i·at·rist, noun
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How to use geriatrics in a sentence
The new/old submission seems more like Geriatrics Against Obama.
British Dictionary definitions for geriatrics
/ (ˌdʒɛrɪˈætrɪks) /
(functioning as singular) the branch of medical science concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases affecting older peopleCompare gerontology
usage for geriatrics
The term geriatric medicine is often used nowadays in preference to geriatrics
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Medical definitions for geriatrics
[ jĕr′ē-ăt′rĭks ]
The branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and problems specific to old age.
Other words from geriatricsger′i•a•tric′ian (jĕr′ē-ə-trĭsh′ən) n.
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Scientific definitions for geriatrics
[ jĕr′ē-ăt′rĭks ]
The branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and conditions of the elderly.
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