gerontology
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S: http://www.britishgerontology.org/ (last access: 25 July 2015); http://www.karger.com/Journal/Home/224091 (last access: 25 July 2015).

N: 1. 1903, coined in English from geronto-, used as comb. form of Greek geron (genitive gerontos) “old man,” from PIE root gere- “to become ripe, grow old”.
2. The study of aging as a biologic, sociological, and psychological process.

S: 1. OED – (last access: 25 July 2015). 2. TERMIUMPLUS.

SYN: gereology, geratology (rare).

S: TERMIUMPLUS; GDT.

CR: geriatrics