See also age; antiquity; fossils.
old age, when a person may be prone to regale others with anecdotes about his past. [A humorous blend of anecdote
the condition of behaving like an old woman, used especially of men. Cf. senility
decrepit old age; senility.
the fear of growing old.
the study of the decline of life, as in old age. —geratologic, geratological, geratologous, adj.
the science dealing with the diseases, debilities, and care of aged persons.
the study of the physical process and problems of aging; gerontology. —geriatrie, adj. —geriatrist, geriatrician, geriatry, n.
a dental specialty concerned with the care and treatment of the dental problems of the aged. —gerodontist, n.
the condition of appearing older than one is.
the branch of science that studies aging and the special problems of the aged. Also called gerocomy
. —gerontologist, n.
the state of being in one’s nineties. —nonagenarian, n., adj. —nonagenary, adj.
the study of senility.
the state of being in one’s eighties. —octogenarian, n., adj. —octogenary, adj.
a late education.
the process of acquiring education late in life.
the killing off of the old men in a tribe. —senicidal, adj.
the state or quality of being old, especially, being afflicted with the infirmity of body and mind that sometimes comes with old age.
a condition of weakness of mind and body, usually associated with advanced age, characterized by the inability to remember simple, recent events, general confusion and bewilderment, and increasing debility. Cf. anility.
the state of being in one’s seventies. —septuagenarian n., adj.