the scientific study of the process of aging and of the problems of aged people
Origin of gerontologyClassical Greek geronto- from ger?n (see geriatrics) + -logy
The scientific study of the biological, psychological, and sociological phenomena associated with old age and aging.
- ge·ron′to·log′i·cal ge·ron′to·log′ic
From Ancient Greek γέρων (gerōn, “old man”).