[gahy-ni-kol-uh-jee, jin-i-, jahy-ni-]
the branch of medical science that deals with the health maintenance and diseases of women, especially of the reproductive organs. Abbreviation: GYN, gyn

1840–50; gyneco- + -logy

gynecologic [jin-i-kuh-loj-ik, gahy-ni-, jahy-ni-] , gynecological, adjective Unabridged
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gynaecology or gynecology (ˌɡaɪnɪˈkɒlədʒɪ)
the branch of medicine concerned with diseases in women, esp those of the genitourinary tract
gynecology or gynecology
gynaecological or gynecology
gynaeco'logic or gynecology
gyneco'logical or gynecology
gyneco'logic or gynecology
gynae'cologist or gynecology
gyne'cologist or gynecology

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Word Origin & History

1847, from Fr. gynécologie, from Gk. gynaik-, comb. form of gyne "woman, female," from PIE *gwen- "woman" (see queen). Second element is from Fr. -logie "study of," from Gk.
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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.
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gynecology   (gī'nĭ-kŏl'ə-jē)  Pronunciation Key 
The scientific study of the female reproductive system, its diseases, and their treatment.
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Cultural Dictionary
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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