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gerodontics

[ jer-uh-don-tiks, jeer- ]
/ ˌdʒɛr əˈdɒn tɪks, ˌdʒɪər- /
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noun (used with a singular verb)
the branch of dentistry dealing with aging and aged persons.
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Also ger·o·don·tia [jer-uh-don-shuh, -shee-uh, jeer-]. /ˌdʒɛr əˈdɒn ʃə, -ʃi ə, ˌdʒɪər-/.
Also called ger·o·don·tol·o·gy [jer-oh-don-tol-uh-jee, jeer-]. /ˌdʒɛr oʊ dɒnˈtɒl ə dʒi, ˌdʒɪər-/.

Origin of gerodontics

<Greek gêr(as) old age + -odont + -ics

OTHER WORDS FROM gerodontics

ger·o·don·tic, adjective

Words nearby gerodontics

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Medical definitions for gerodontics

gerodontics
[ jĕr′ə-dŏntĭks ]

n.
The branch of dentistry that deals with the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of dental diseases and problems specific to old people.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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