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nostology

[ no-stol-uh-jee ]
/ nɒˈstɒl ə dʒi /
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noun
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Origin of nostology

<Greek nósto(s) a return home + -logy

OTHER WORDS FROM nostology

nos·to·log·ic [nos-tuh-loj-ik], /ˌnɒs təˈlɒdʒ ɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for nostology

nostology
/ (nɒˈstɒlədʒɪ) /

noun
med another word for gerontology

Derived forms of nostology

nostologic (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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