Gerodontic

gerodontics

[jer-uh-don-tiks, jeer-]
noun (used with a singular verb)
the branch of dentistry dealing with aging and aged persons.
Also, gerodontia [jer-uh-don-shuh, -shee-uh, jeer-] .
Also called gerodontology [jer-oh-don-tol-uh-jee, jeer-] .


Origin:
< Greek gêr(as) old age + -odont + -ics

gerodontic, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To gerodontic
American Heritage
Medical Dictionary

gerodontics ger·o·don·tics (jěr'ə-dŏn'tĭks)
n.
The branch of dentistry that deals with the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of dental diseases and problems specific to old people.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Cite This Source
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature