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geriatric

[jer-ee-a-trik, jeer-] /ˌdʒɛr iˈæ trɪk, ˌdʒɪər-/
adjective
1.
of or relating to geriatrics, old age, or aged persons.
noun
2.
Slang. an old person.
Origin of geriatric
1925-1930
1925-30; < Greek gér(ōn) old man + -iatric
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geriatric

/ˌdʒɛrɪˈætrɪk/
adjective
1.
of or relating to geriatric medicine or to older people
2.
(offensive) (of people or machines) old, obsolescent, worn out, or useless
noun
3.
(old-fashioned, offensive) an elderly person
4.
(informal, offensive) an older person considered as one who may be disregarded as senile or unable to look after his or her own best interests
See also psychogeriatric
Word Origin
C20: from Greek gēras old age + iatric
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Word Origin and History for geriatric
adj.

1909, formed in English from Greek geras, geros "old age" (from PIE root *gere- "to grow old" (see gerontology) + iatrikos "of a physician," from iatros (see -iatric).

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geriatric in Medicine

geriatric ger·i·at·ric (jěr'ē-āt'rĭk)
adj.

  1. Of or relating to geriatrics.

  2. Of or relating to old age or to the aging process.

n.
An old person.
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