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a combining form meaning “old age,” used in the formation of compound words: gerontology.
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Also especially before a vowel, geront-.
Origin of geronto-
<Greek, combining form representing geront-, stem of gérōn old man
Words nearby geronto-
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British Dictionary definitions for geronto-
before a vowel geront-
indicating old agegerontology; gerontophilia
Word Origin for geronto-
from Greek gerōn, geront- old man
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Medical definitions for geronto-
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