geriatrics: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: ( jer"ē-a'triks, jēr"-), [key]
— n. (used with a sing. v.)
  1. the branch of medicine dealing with the diseases, debilities, and care of aged persons.
  2. the study of the physical processes and problems of aging; gerontology.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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