geriatric


geriatric
Relating to old age or to geriatrics.

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ge·ri·at·ric .jer-ē-'a-trik, .jir- n
1) ge·ri·at·rics pl but sing in constr a branch of medicine that deals with the problems and diseases of old age and aging people compare GERONTOLOGY
2) an aged person
geriatric adj
1) of or relating to geriatrics or its practice <the \geriatric department in a hospital> <a \geriatric ward>
2) of, relating to, affecting, or being aged individuals <the \geriatric population> <\geriatric depression> <treated \geriatric animals>

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ger·i·at·ric (jer″e-atґrik) 1. pertaining to elderly persons or to the aging process. 2. pertaining to geriatrics.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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