[ juh-ron-tik ]
/ dʒəˈrɒn tɪk /
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of or relating to the last phase in the life cycle of an organism or in the life history of a species.
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“Was” is used for the indicative past tense of “to be,” and “were” is only used for the subjunctive past tense.
Origin of gerontic
1880–85; <Greek gerontikós of old men, equivalent to geront- (stem of gérōn old man) + -ikos-ic
Words nearby gerontic
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British Dictionary definitions for gerontic
/ (dʒɛˈrɒntɪk) /
biology of or relating to the senescence of an organism
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