(noun) The study of the aging process, specifically the biological, psychological, and social issues that impact the elderly.

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  • A (noun) gerontologist studies (adjective) gerontological issues.
  • Geriatrics and gerontology are often used interchangeably but geriatrics refers specifically to the health and wellness of older individuals and gerontology studies the aging process in a broader sense.

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