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gerontophobia

[juh-ron-tuh-foh-bee-uh] /dʒəˌrɒn təˈfoʊ bi ə/
noun
1.
a fear of old people.
2.
a fear of old age, especially of growing old.
Origin
1975-1980
1975-80; geronto- + -phobia
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Contemporary definitions for gerontophobia
noun

a fear of getting old or old age

Word Origin

geronto- 'elderly'

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