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[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-)
Abbr. GYN
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.


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