|a screen or mat covered with a dark material for shielding a camera lens from excess light or glare.|
|a chattering or flighty, light-headed person.|
|(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.
|geriatrics (jěr'ē-āt'rĭks) Pronunciation Key
The branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and conditions of the elderly.