Definition of Geriatric

1. Adjective. Of or relating to the aged. "Geriatric disorder"

Partainyms: Aged
Derivative terms: Geriatrics



2. Adjective. Of or relating to or practicing geriatrics. "Geriatric hospital"
Exact synonyms: Gerontological
Partainyms: Geriatrics, Geriatrics
Derivative terms: Geriatrics, Gerontology

Definition of Geriatric

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

2. Adjective. Of or pertaining to geriatrics. ¹

3. Noun. (slang) An old person. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Geriatric

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Geriatric

1. Pertaining to the treatment of the aged. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Geriatric

gerdtremmelite
gere
gerege
gerent
gerents
gerenuk
gerenuks
geres
geresh
gerfalcon
gerfalcons
gerful
gerhardtite
geriarchies
geriarchy
geriatric (current term)
geriatric dentistry
geriatric medicine
geriatric nursing
geriatric psychiatry
geriatric therapy
geriatrician
geriatricians
geriatrics
gerl
gerle
gerles
gerlind
germ

Literary usage of Geriatric

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Ageing and Long-Term Care: National Policies in the Asia-Pacific by David R. Phillips, Alfred C. M. Chan, Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (2002)
"Since the mid-1990s, geriatric hospitals and rehabilitation centres have ... For example, the Seremban Hospital (a public hospital) provides geriatric care, ..."

2. Resource Directory for Older Peopleby DIANE Publishing Company by DIANE Publishing Company (1996)
"The fall geriatric Board Review course provides information on the practical application of psychiatry and neurology issues to assist those preparing for ..."

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