the killing of a woman; also called gynaecide
Word Origin

gyn- ‘woman’


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  • Gynecic

    [ji-nee-sik, -nes-ik, gahy-, jahy-] /dʒɪˈni sɪk, -ˈnɛs ɪk, gaɪ-, dʒaɪ-/ adjective 1. of or relating to women. gynecic gy·ne·cic (jĭ-nē’sĭk, -něs’ĭk, gī-, jī-) adj. Relating to or associated with women.

  • Gynecium

    [ji-nee-see-uh m, -shee-, gahy-, jahy-] /dʒɪˈni si əm, -ʃi-, gaɪ-, dʒaɪ-/ noun, plural gynecia [ji-nee-see-uh, -shee-uh, gahy-, jahy-] /dʒɪˈni si ə, -ʃi ə, gaɪ-, dʒaɪ-/ (Show IPA) 1. . /dʒaɪˈniːsɪəm; ɡaɪ-/ noun (pl) -cia (-sɪə) 1. a variant spelling (esp US) of gynoecium

  • Gyneco-

    1. a combining form meaning “woman,” “female,” used in the formation of compound words: gynecology. combining form 1. a variant (esp US) of gynaeco- also gynaeco-, before a vowel gynec-, word-forming element from Greek gynaiko-, comb. form of gyne “woman, female” (see queen). gyneco- or gynec- pref. Woman: gynecology.

  • Gynecocracy

    [jin-i-kok-ruh-see, gahy-ni-, jahy-ni-] /ˌdʒɪn ɪˈkɒk rə si, ˌgaɪ nɪ-, ˌdʒaɪ nɪ-/ noun, plural gynecocracies. 1. .

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