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.