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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
noun: The scientific study of aging.
From Greek geronto-, from geras (old age) + -logy (study). Earliest documented use: 1903.
Geriatrics is the branch of medicine that deals with the diseases and problems associated with old age.
"Emma had been on a gerontology ward where most of her patients were suffering dementia and a laundry list of physical ailments associated with advanced age."
Gary Braver; Tunnel Vision; Forge Books; 2011.
See more usage examples of gerontology in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:And the fox said to the little prince: men have forgotten this truth, but you must not forget it. You become responsible, forever, for what you have tamed. -Antoine de Saint-Exupery, author and aviator (1900-1944)