[gahy-ni-kol-uh-jee, jin-i-, jahy-ni-] /ˌgaɪ nɪˈkɒl ə dʒi, ˌdʒɪn ɪ-, ˌdʒaɪ nɪ-/
the branch of medical science that deals with the health maintenance and diseases of women, especially of the reproductive organs.
Abbreviation: GYN, gyn.
also gynaecology, 1847, from French gynécologie, from Greek gynaik-, comb. form of gyne “woman, female,” from PIE *gwen- “woman” (see queen). Second element is from French -logie “study of,” from Greek (see -logy). Another word for it was gyniatrics.
gynecology gy·ne·col·o·gy (gī’nĭ-kŏl’ə-jē, jĭn’ĭ-, jī’nĭ-)
The branch of medicine dealing with the administration of health care to women, especially the diagnosis and treatment of disorders affecting the female reproductive organs.
gy’ne·co·log’i·cal (-kə-lŏj’ĭ-kəl) or gy’ne·co·log’ic adj.
The scientific study of the female reproductive system, its diseases, and their treatment.
gynecology [(geye-nuh-kol-uh-jee, jin-uh-kol-uh-jee)]
The branch of medicine devoted to the care of women, and particularly to the study and care of the female reproductive system.
noun a passion for women, esp. excessive Word Origin gyneco- ‘woman
[jin-i-koh-mas-tee-uh, gahy-ni-, jahy-ni-] /ˌdʒɪn ɪ koʊˈmæs ti ə, ˌgaɪ nɪ-, ˌdʒaɪ nɪ-/ noun 1. abnormal enlargement of the breast in a male. n. 1881, from Greek gyne (see queen) + mazos “breast,” variant of mastos (see masto-). gynecomastia gyn·e·co·mas·ti·a (jĭn’ĭ-kō-mās’tē-ə, gī’nĭ-, jī’-) n. Abnormal enlargement of the male mammary glands, sometimes to the point of […]
[jin-i-koh-mawr-fuh s, gahy-ni-, jahy-ni-] /ˌdʒɪn ɪ koʊˈmɔr fəs, ˌgaɪ nɪ-, ˌdʒaɪ nɪ-/ adjective 1. having the form, appearance, or attributes of a female.
[jin-i-kop-uh-thee, gahy-ni-, jahy-ni-] /ˌdʒɪn ɪˈkɒp ə θi, ˌgaɪ nɪ-, ˌdʒaɪ nɪ-/ noun 1. any disease occurring only in women. gynecopathy gyn·e·cop·a·thy (jĭn’ĭ-kŏp’ə-thē, gī’nĭ-, jī’-) n. Any of various diseases specific to women.