gerontic

gerontic

[juh-ron-tik]
adjective
2.
of or pertaining to the last phase in the life cycle of an organism or in the life history of a species.

Origin:
1880–85; < Greek gerontikós of old men, equivalent to geront- (stem of gérōn old man) + -ikos -ic

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gerontic (dʒɛˈrɒntɪk)
 
adj
biology of or relating to the senescence of an organism

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