Definition of geriatric in English:
- Max's main studies related to the organisation of primary health services and geriatric healthcare delivery in Israel and he was committed to medical education.
- How can standards in geriatric health care be raised?
- Compared with these school environments, the indoor climates at our geriatric hospitals were characterized by higher room temperatures and lower relative humidity.
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- In both hospitals, the next most often targeted patient types were geriatrics, oncology, and renal patients.
- Most of the residents here are geriatrics with senile dementia.
- Let the people vote in who they want to even if he is a senile geriatric with one foot already in the grave.
Geriatric is the normal, semi-official term used in Britain and the US when referring to the health care of old people ( a geriatric ward; geriatric patients). When used outside such contexts, it typically carries overtones of being worn out and decrepit and can therefore be offensive if used with reference to people.
1920s: from Greek gēras 'old age' + iatros 'doctor', on the pattern of paediatric.
This word is made up of Greek gēras ‘old age’ and iatros ‘doctor’.
Words that rhyme with geriatricpaediatric (US pediatric), Patrick, psychiatric, theatric
- US English dictionary
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