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Of or relating to the last phase of life.
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(Biology) biology of or relating to the senescence of an organism
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(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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'The care conundrum: A grounded theory study into changing the culture of gerontic nursing from task orientation to evidence--based practice', La Trobe University, Melbourne.
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.
Liangqing, "Clinical observation of Huanglian Wendan Heji (Huanglian Wendan mixture) in treatment of damp-heat type of gerontic diabetes gastroparesis," World Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine, vol.