geratologous

geratology

[jer-uh-tol-uh-jee]
noun Biology.
the study of the diminution or decline of life, as in an individual animal or a species approaching extinction.

Origin:
1880–85; gerat- (erroneously taken as the stem of Greek gêras old age) + -o- + -logy

geratologic [jer-uh-tl-oj-ik] , geratologous [jer-uh-tol-uh-guhs] , adjective
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geratology (ˌdʒɛrəˈtɒlədʒɪ)
 
n
the branch of medicine concerned with the elderly and the phenomena associated with ageing; geriatrics and gerontology
 
[C19: from gerato-, from Greek gēras old age + -logy]
 
geratological
 
adj
 
gera'tologist
 
n

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