n. [Gr. gerontos, old man; logos, discourse]
The study of aging.

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  • Gerontology — (from the Greek γέρων, geron, old man and λογία, logy, study of ; coined by Ilya Ilyich Mechnikov in 1903) is the study of the social, psychological and biological aspects of aging. It is distinguished from geriatrics, which is the branch of… …   Wikipedia

  • gerontology — gerontology. См. геронтология. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • gerontology — 1903, coined in English from Gk. geron (gen. gerontos) old man, from PIE root *gere to become ripe, grow old (Cf. Skt. jara old age, jarati makes frail, causes to age; Avestan zaurvan old age; Ossetic zarond old man; Armenian cer o …   Etymology dictionary

  • gerontology — ► NOUN ▪ the scientific study of old age and old people. DERIVATIVES gerontological adjective gerontologist noun …   English terms dictionary

  • gerontology — [jer΄ən täl′ə jē] n. [Gr geronto < gerōn (see GERIATRICS) + LOGY] the scientific study of the process of aging and of the problems of aged people: see GERIATRICS gerontological [jər΄əntə läj′i kəl] adj. gerontologist n …   English World dictionary

  • gerontology — The study of the processes of ageing , old age, and the elderly. Frequently viewed as a branch of biology, with a focus on the role of genetic factors (the extent to which ageing is pre programmed), the study of the social aspects of ageing,… …   Dictionary of sociology

  • gerontology — noun a) the study of the elderly, and of the aging process itself. b) the branch of science that deals with the problems of aged people. It is to be distinguished from geriatrics, which is the study of the diseases of the elderly. Gerontology… …   Wiktionary

  • gerontology — [[t]ʤe̱rəntɒ̱ləʤi[/t]] N UNCOUNT Gerontology is the study of the process by which we get old, how our bodies change, and the problems that old people have …   English dictionary

  • Gerontology Research Group — The Gerontology Research Group (GRG) was started in either 1990 or 1992, and is a group of researchers in gerontology who meet monthly at UCLA in Los Angeles, California. [cite news |first= |last= |authorlink= |coauthors= |title=Odds of reaching… …   Wikipedia

  • gerontology and geriatrics — Scientific and medical disciplines, respectively, concerned with all aspects of health and disease in the elderly and with the normal aging process. Gerontology is concerned primarily with the changes that occur between maturity and death and… …   Universalium

  • gerontology — noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1903 the comprehensive study of aging and the problems of the aged compare geriatric 1 • gerontological also gerontologic adjective • gerontologist noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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