Origin of geriatricsfrom Classical Greek g?ras, old age, ger?n, old man ( from Indo-European base an unverified form ?er-, to grow ripe, age from source corn, churl, Sanskrit járant-, feeble, old) + -iatrics
nounused with a sing. verb
Origin of geriatricsGreek gēras old age ; see gerə-1 in Indo-European roots. -iatrics
From Ancient Greek γῆρας (gēras, “old age”) + ἰατρός (iatros, “physician”); coined in English in 1909 by Ignatz L. Nascher in the New York Medical Journal on the model of pediatrics; correct formation would be gerontiatrics.
geriatrics - Medical Definition
n. used with a sing. verb