geronto-


a combining form meaning “old age,” used in the formation of compound words: gerontology.

Nearby words

  1. geromorphism,
  2. gerona,
  3. geronimo,
  4. gerontal,
  5. gerontic,
  6. gerontocracy,
  7. gerontogeous,
  8. gerontologist,
  9. gerontology,
  10. gerontomorphosis

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-

geronto-

before a vowel geront-

combining form

indicating old agegerontology; gerontophilia

Word Origin for geronto-

from Greek gerōn, geront- old man

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Medicine definitions for geronto-

geronto-

pref.

Old age:gerontology.

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