[jer-uh-don-tiks, jeer-]

noun (used with a singular verb)

the branch of dentistry dealing with aging and aged persons.

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

gerodontology in Medicine




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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