|geriatrician or geriatrist (ˌdʒɛrɪəˈtrɪʃən, ˌdʒɛrɪˈætrɪst)|
|a physician who specializes in geriatric medicine|
|geriatrist or geriatrist|
|(functioning as singular) Compare gerontology the branch of medical science concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases affecting older people|
|usage The term geriatric medicine is often used nowadays in preference to geriatrics|
geriatrics ger·i·at·rics (jěr'ē-āt'rĭks)
The branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and problems specific to old age. Also called presbyatrics.