Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of or relating to geriatrics.
  • adjective Of or relating to the aged or to characteristics of the aging process.
  • noun An aged person.

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  • adjective Of or pertaining to the elderly.
  • adjective Of or pertaining to geriatrics.
  • noun slang An old person.

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  • adjective of or relating to or practicing geriatrics
  • adjective of or relating to the aged

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Back-formation from geriatrics.]

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Examples

  • Each day, when he is in residence in the Whipstick, he sets out on what he calls his "geriatric jog", and then extends that exercise regime into a ramble.

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  • In the mean time, remember one of our favorite aphorisms in geriatric medicine: The hospital is no place for sick people.

    Mark Lachs, M.D.: Care Transitions: The Hazards of Going In and Coming Out of the Hospital

  • The daughter of a Virginia coal mine owner, she earned a doctorate in geriatric care and battled her way up in politics starting as a state legislator from New Bern before rising to lieutenant governor.

    Bev Perdue: Look at Me, Watch Me Change

  • A test for what is called gait speed is emerging in geriatric research as a validated measure of frailty in elderly people and a predictor of physical and cognitive health.

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  • Just 468 first-year fellowships in geriatric medicine were available in the 2006­ – 2007 academic year; nonetheless, almost half of them went unfilled.

    No Country for Young Men

  • Barack Obama has WON and John McWalkingcane is going DOWN in geriatric defeat in November!!!

    A flood of superdelegates for Obama

  • Just 468 first-year fellowships in geriatric medicine were available in the 2006­ – 2007 academic year; nonetheless, almost half of them went unfilled.

    No Country for Young Men

  • Just 468 first-year fellowships in geriatric medicine were available in the 2006­ – 2007 academic year; nonetheless, almost half of them went unfilled.

    No Country for Young Men

  • He seems to understand when patients are about to die, 'said Dr. David Dosa, an expert in geriatric care who described the phenomenon in the New England Journal of Medicine.

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  • UC research shows rapid decline in geriatric medicine studies

    Books do furnish a room.

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