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Topic: SOCIOLOGY

Date: 1900-2000
Language: Greek
Origin: geron 'old man' + English -ology

gerontology

noun
     
ger‧on‧tol‧o‧gy [uncountable]
SSM the scientific study of old age and its effects on the body [↪ geriatrics]
gerontologist noun [countable]
gerontological adjective
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