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[jer-uh-don-tiks, jeer-]
noun (used with a singular verb)
  1. 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-/.

Origin of gerodontics

< Greek gêr(as) old age + -odont + -ics
Also called ger·o·don·tol·o·gy [jer-oh-don-tol-uh-jee, jeer-] /ˌdʒɛr oʊ dɒnˈtɒl ə dʒi, ˌdʒɪər-/.
Related formsger·o·don·tic, adjective
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gerodontology in Medicine


  1. The branch of dentistry that deals with the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of dental diseases and problems specific to old people.
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