nostology

[no-stol-uh-jee]

Origin of nostology

< Greek nósto(s) a return home + -logy
Related formsnos·to·log·ic [nos-tuh-loj-ik] /ˌnɒs təˈlɒdʒ ɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for nostologic

nostology

noun
  1. med another word for gerontology
Derived Formsnostologic (ˌnɒstəˈlɒdʒɪk), adjective

Word Origin for nostology

C20: from Greek nostos a return home (with reference to ageing or second childhood) + -logy
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