gerontology etymology

English word gerontology comes from English -logy, English geronto- (Pertaining to old age or those of old age.)

Detailed word origin of gerontology

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-logy English (eng) A branch of learning; a study of a particular subject.. Something said, or a way of speaking, a narrative.
geronto- English (eng) Pertaining to old age or those of old age.
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.

Words with the same origin as gerontology

Descendants of -logy
auxologist cardiology chronological chronology cosmochronology criminology cryptology cytology dermatology ethnology gynaecology histology ichthyology logy morphological morphology musicologist ophthalmology pharmacological pharmacology proctology seismology topology urology
Descendants of geronto-
biogerontology geronticide gerontocentric gerontocide gerontocracy gerontogene gerontolatry gerontological gerontologist gerontomorphosis gerontophagy gerontophile gerontophilia gerontophobe gerontosexuality gerontotherapeutic gerontotherapy psychogerontology sociogerontology