Definitions for geriatricˌdʒɛr iˈæ trɪk, ˌdʒɪər-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ger•i•at•ricˌdʒɛr iˈæ trɪk, ˌdʒɪər-(adj.)

  1. of or pertaining to geriatrics, old age, or aged persons.

  2. (n.)an old person.

    Category: Medicine, Status (usage)

Origin of geriatric:

1925–30; < Gk gér(ōn) old man +iatric

Princeton's WordNet

  1. geriatric(adj)

    of or relating to the aged

    "geriatric disorder"

  2. geriatric, gerontological(adj)

    of or relating to or practicing geriatrics

    "geriatric hospital"


  1. geriatric(Noun)

    An old person.

  2. geriatric(Adjective)

    Of or pertaining to the elderly.

  3. geriatric(Adjective)

    Of or pertaining to geriatrics.

Translations for geriatric

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


for the very old (and ill)

a geriatric hospital.

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