geronticide

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Etymology[edit]

geronto- +‎ -icide

Noun[edit]

geronticide ‎(plural geronticides)

  1. The killing or euthanasia of the elderly
    • 2000, Michael Brogden & Preeti Nijhar, Crime, Abuse and the Elderly, p. 33.
      Maxwell et al. (1982) studied geronticide practices in some ninety-five different societies.