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  1. 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
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British Dictionary definitions for geronto-


before a vowel geront-

combining form
  1. indicating old agegerontology; gerontophilia
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Word Origin

from Greek gerōn, geront- old man
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geronto- in Medicine


  1. Old age:gerontology.
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