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psychogeriatrics

[ sahy-koh-jeer-ee-a-triks ]
/ ˌsaɪ koʊˌdʒɪər iˈæ trɪks /
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noun (used with a singular verb)

the psychology of old age.

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Origin of psychogeriatrics

First recorded in 1965–70; psycho- + geriatrics

OTHER WORDS FROM psychogeriatrics

psy·cho·ger·i·at·ric, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for psychogeriatrics

psychogeriatrics
/ (ˌsaɪkəʊdʒɛrɪˈætrɪks) /

noun

(functioning as singular) med the branch of health care concerned with the study, diagnosis, and sometimes treatment of mentally disordered older peopleCompare geriatrics
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