gerontophagy etymology

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

Detailed word origin of gerontophagy

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-phagy English (eng) (forming nouns) eating in a specified manner, normal or abnormal.. (forming nouns) feeding on; consumption of.
geronto- English (eng) Pertaining to old age or those of old age.
gerontophagy English (eng) (zoology) The eating of the elderly.

Words with the same origin as gerontophagy

Descendants of -phagy
aerophagy androphagy anthropophagy autophagy bacteriophagy bibliophagy encephalophagy endophagy ferritinophagy foliophagy geophagy gynophagy hematophagy heterophagy necrophagy oligophagy omophagy oophagy osteophagy paedophagy pantophagy phytophagous placentophagy psomophagy stenophagy
Descendants of geronto-
biogerontology geronticide gerontocentric gerontocide gerontocracy gerontogene gerontolatry gerontological gerontologist gerontology gerontomorphosis gerontophile gerontophilia gerontophobe gerontosexuality gerontotherapeutic gerontotherapy psychogerontology sociogerontology