a. Biology, pertaining to old age or decadence.
   ♦ gerontism, n.
   ♦ gerontocracy, n. government by old men.
   ♦ gerontogeous, a. pertaining to Old World.
   ♦ gerontology,
  n. study of characteristics of old age.

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