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Of or relating to the last phase of life.
(Biology) biology of or relating to the senescence of an organism
ge•ron•tic (dʒəˈrɒn tɪk)
of or pertaining to the last phase in the life cycle of an organism or in the life history of a species.
[1880–85; < Greek gerontikós of old men = geront- (see geronto-
) + -ikos -ic
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Lacking older gerontic
specimens, shell growth was slightly positively allometric, suggesting that the local hydrodynamic and food supply conditions did not exert significant pressure (Hendriks et al.
Nurses' attitudes toward elderly people and knowledge of gerontic
care in a multi-purpose health service (MPHS).
For instance, Rogers (1981) stated that "many of the positions in gerontic
occupational therapy require indirect rather than direct service, involving consultation, supervision and programme planning" (p.