[ jer-uhn-tol-uh-jee, jeer- ]
/ ˌdʒɛr ənˈtɒl ə dʒi, ˌdʒɪər- /
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the branch of science that deals with aging and the problems of aged persons.
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OTHER WORDS FROM gerontologyge·ron·to·log·i·cal [juh-ron-tl-oj-i-kuhl], /dʒəˌrɒn tlˈɒdʒ ɪ kəl/, adjectiveger·on·tol·o·gist, noun
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How to use gerontology in a sentence
Casey Schwartz reads gerontologist Karl Pillemer's book on life advice from those who've lived the most of it.Advice From the Oldest Americans|Casey Schwartz|October 29, 2011|DAILY BEAST
A famous gerontologist of my acquaintance once told me that he was convinced that old age begins at 42.Eat Less, Live Longer?|Susan B. Roberts|June 18, 2011|DAILY BEAST
British Dictionary definitions for gerontology
/ (ˌdʒɛrɒnˈtɒlədʒɪ) /
the scientific study of ageing and the problems associated with older peopleCompare geriatrics
Derived forms of gerontologygerontological (ˌdʒɛrɒntəˈlɒdʒɪkəl), adjectivegerontologist, noun
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Cultural definitions for gerontology
A medical specialty that focuses on the care and treatment of the elderly.
notes for gerontology
The large number of aging “baby boomers” has increased both the profile and importance of this specialty.
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