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senile

 [se´nīl]
pertaining to old age; see also aged. Called also gerontic.
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gerontic

(jə-rŏn′tĭk)
adj.
Of or relating to the last phase of life.
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Cox's clinical applications of nursing diagnosis; adult, child, women's, mental health, gerontic, and home health considerations, 5th ed.
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