gerontological etymology

English word gerontological comes from English -ical, English gerontology

Detailed word origin of gerontological

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-ical English (eng) Used to form adjectives from nouns with the meaning "of or pertaining to"; adjectival suffix appended to various words, often nouns, to make an adjective form. Often added to words of Latin origin, but used with other words also.
gerontology English (eng) The branch of science that deals with the problems of aged people. It is to be distinguished from geriatrics, which is the study of the diseases of the elderly. Gerontology covers the social, psychological and biological aspects of aging.. The study of the elderly, and of the aging process itself.
gerontological English (eng) Of or pertaining to gerontology.

Words with the same origin as gerontological

Descendants of -ical
alphabetical alphabetically archaeological archeological autobiographical biblical biological botanical ecological finicky geological ideological meteorological mythical neurological nonsensical pathological philosophical physiological psychological psychologically technological theological whimsical zoo
Descendants of gerontology
gerontechnology gerontologist