n. [Gr. geras, old age; logos, discourse]
Study of degeneration and decadence of species with age; see gerontology.

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  • geratology — study of decadence, 1884, from Gk. geras (gen. geratos) old age (see GERIATRIC (Cf. geriatric)) + LOGY (Cf. logy) …   Etymology dictionary

  • geratology — geratologic /jer euh tl oj ik/, geratologous /jer euh tol euh geuhs/, adj. /jer euh tol euh jee/, n. Biol. the study of the diminution or decline of life, as in an individual animal or a species approaching extinction. [1880 85; gerat… …   Universalium

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  • geratology — SYN: gerontology. * * * ger·a·tol·o·gy .jer ə täl ə jē n, pl gies a scientific study of aging and its phenomena * * * ger·a·tol·o·gy (jer″ə tolґə je) gerontology …   Medical dictionary

  • geratology — study of decadence and decay Sciences and Studies …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • geratology — n. study of aging …   English contemporary dictionary

  • geratology — ger·a·tol·o·gy …   English syllables

  • geratology — /dʒɛrəˈtɒlədʒi/ (say jeruh toluhjee) noun the systematic study of the decline of life, as in old age or in animals approaching extinction. {Greek geras old age + o + logy} …  

  • geratology — ˌjerəˈtäləjē noun ( es) Etymology: Greek gērat , gēras + English logy : a scientific study of aging and its phenomena especially as exhibited in biological groups nearing extinction …   Useful english dictionary

  • gerontology — The scientific study of the process and problems of aging. SYN: geratology. [geronto + G. logos, study] * * * ger·on·tol·o·gy ə jē n, pl gies the comprehensive study of aging and the problems of the aged compare …   Medical dictionary

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