gerontomorphosis etymology

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

Detailed word origin of gerontomorphosis

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
geronto- English (eng) Pertaining to old age or those of old age.
morphosis English (eng) (biology) The way in which an organism (or an organ) changes form during development. [from 19th c.].
gerontomorphosis English (eng) (zoology) Evolutionary change involving extreme specialisation and a reduction in the capability for further change.

Words with the same origin as gerontomorphosis

Descendants of geronto-
biogerontology geronticide gerontocentric gerontocide gerontocracy gerontogene gerontolatry gerontological gerontologist gerontology gerontophagy gerontophile gerontophilia gerontophobe gerontosexuality gerontotherapeutic gerontotherapy psychogerontology sociogerontology