- 1Relating to old people, especially with regard to their health care: a geriatric hospitalMore example sentences
- 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.
- 1.1 • informal Decrepit; very old or outdated: replacements for a geriatric locomotive fleetMore example sentences
- Like the Sea Kings, the Sikorsky Cyclones chosen on July 23 to replace Canada's geriatric fleet of Sea Kings rely on two engines.
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- An old person, especially one receiving special care: a rest home for geriatricsMore example sentences
- 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.
1920s: from Greek gēras 'old age' + iatros 'doctor', on the pattern of paediatric.
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.
More definitions of geriatricDefinition of geriatric in:
- The US English dictionary