Meaning of GERIATRIC in English

GERIATRIC

I. ˌjer-ē-ˈa-trik, ˌjir- noun

Date: 1909

1. plural but singular in construction : a branch of medicine that deals with the problems and diseases of old age and aging people — compare gerontology

2. : an aged person

II. adjective

Etymology: Greek gēras old age + English -iatric

Date: 1926

1.

a. : of or relating to geriatrics or the process of aging

b. : of, relating to, or appropriate for elderly people

the geriatric set

2.

a. : old , elderly

a geriatric dachshund

b. : being old and outmoded

geriatric airplanes

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.