Definition of Gerontic

1. Adjective. Of or pertaining to old age or the elderly. ¹



2. Adjective. (context: biology) Of or pertaining to senescent animals or plants. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Gerontic

1. pertaining to old age [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gerontic

gerne
gerned
gerner
gerners
gernes
gerning
gero-
gerocomia
gerocomy
geroderma
gerodontics
geroff
geromarasmus
geronimo
gerontal
gerontic (current term)
geronticide
geronticides
geronto-
gerontocracies
gerontocracy
gerontocrat
gerontocratic
gerontocrats
gerontologic
gerontological
gerontologies
gerontologist
gerontologists

Literary usage of Gerontic

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1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1897)
"The structural changes in the gerontic stage of the individual are repeated with sufficient accuracy in the adult, and often even in the ..."

2. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1906)
"From the umbo up to and including the mature portion of the shell there are 24 well marked growth lines about equidistant; on the gerontic or deflected ..."

3. The American Geologist: A Monthly Journal of Geology and Allied Sciences by Newton Horace Winchell (1903)
"This globose form may be regarded as a senile, gerontic variation of a second, equally large form having a much greater vertical range. ..."

4. Scientific Survey of Porto Rico and the Virgin Islands by New York Academy of Sciences (1920)
"A gerontic shell from the San Sebastian shale measures, in length 30 mm., ... These gerontic shells show a perodic swelling and contraction of the ribs and ..."

5. Biological Lectures Delivered at the Marine Biological Laboratory of Wood's (1900)
"There are in some groups, especially among parasites, also introduced, adaptive stages of a retrogressive' nature that are not in any sense gerontic, ..."

6. The School of Mines Quarterly by Columbia University School of Chemistry (1903)
"... in the development of the species represented by this individual is found in its rather large size accompanied, however, by no gerontic characteristics. ..."

7. The School of Mines Quarterly by Columbia University School of Chemistry (1903)
"... in the development of the species represented by this individual is found in its rather large size accompanied, however, by no gerontic characteristics. ..."

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