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gerontic

[ juh-ron-tik ]
/ dʒəˈrɒn tɪk /
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adjective

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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Origin of gerontic

1880–85; <Greek gerontikós of old men, equivalent to geront- (stem of gérōn old man) + -ikos-ic
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British Dictionary definitions for gerontic

gerontic
/ (dʒɛˈrɒntɪk) /

adjective

biology of or relating to the senescence of an organism
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