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The scientific study of the biological, psychological, and sociological phenomena associated with old age and aging.

ge·ron′to·log′i·cal (jə-rŏn′tə-lŏj′ĭ-kəl), ge·ron′to·log′ic (-lŏj′ĭk) adj.
ger′on·tol′o·gist n.
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Adj.1.gerontological - of or relating to or practicing geriatrics; "geriatric hospital"
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