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[gahy-ni-kol-uh-jist, jin-i-, jahy-ni-] /ˌgaɪ nɪˈkɒl ə dʒɪst, ˌdʒɪn ɪ-, ˌdʒaɪ nɪ-/

a physician specializing in .
Abbreviation: GYN, gyn.

also gynaecologist, 1872, from gynecology + -ist.

gynecologist gy·ne·col·o·gist (gī’nĭ-kŏl’ə-jĭst, jĭn’ĭ-, jī’nĭ-)
A physician specializing in gynecology.


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