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[juh-ron-tuh-jee-uh s] /dʒəˌrɒn təˈdʒi əs/

belonging to the Old World.


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  • Gerontology

    [jer-uh n-tol-uh-jee, jeer-] /ˌdʒɛr ənˈtɒl ə dʒi, ˌdʒɪər-/ noun 1. the branch of science that deals with aging and the problems of aged persons. /ˌdʒɛrɒnˈtɒlədʒɪ/ noun 1. the scientific study of ageing and the problems associated with older people Compare geriatrics n. 1903, coined in English from Greek geron (genitive gerontos) “old man,” from PIE […]

  • Gerontomorphosis

    [juh-ron-tuh-mawr-fuh-sis] /dʒəˌrɒn təˈmɔr fə sɪs/ noun 1. Biology. evolutionary specialization of a species to a degree that decreases its capability for further adaptation and eventually leads to its extinction.

  • Gerontophilia

    noun a love for old people Word Origin geronto- ‘elderly’

  • 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. noun a fear of getting old or old age Word Origin geronto- ‘elderly’

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