geronto-


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geronto-

(word root) old age
Examples of words with the root geronto-: gerontology
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geronto-

or geront-
pref.
Old age; aged one: gerontology.

[French géronto-, from Greek geronta-, from gerōn, geront-, old man; see gerə- in Indo-European roots.]
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geronto-

or before a vowel

geront-

combining form
indicating old age: gerontology; gerontophilia.
[from Greek gerōn, geront- old man]
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geronto-

a combining form meaning “old age”: gerontology.
[< Greek, comb. form representing gérōn, s. geront- old man]
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