geriatric vs gerontological what difference

what is difference between geriatric and gerontological

English

Etymology

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From geriatrics; sychronically, from Ancient Greek γῆρας (gêras, old age) + -iatric.

Pronunciation

Adjective

geriatric (comparative more geriatric, superlative most geriatric)

  1. Relating to the elderly.
  2. Elderly, old.
    Synonyms: hoary, long in the tooth, on in years; see also Thesaurus:elderly
  3. Relating to geriatrics.

Derived terms

Translations

Noun

geriatric (plural geriatrics)

  1. (slang) An old person.
    Synonyms: genarian, oldster, silver top; see also Thesaurus:old person

Translations



English

Etymology

gerontology +‎ -ical

Adjective

gerontological (not comparable)

  1. Of or pertaining to gerontology.

Derived terms

  • gerontologically

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