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gynecology

[gahy-ni-kol-uh-jee, jin-i-, jahy-ni-] /ˌgaɪ nɪˈkɒl ə dʒi, ˌdʒɪn ɪ-, ˌdʒaɪ nɪ-/
noun
1.
the branch of medical science that deals with the health maintenance and diseases of women, especially of the reproductive organs.
Abbreviation: GYN, gyn.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50; gyneco- + -logy
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gynecologic
[jin-i-kuh-loj-ik, gahy-ni-, jahy-ni-] /ˌdʒɪn ɪ kəˈlɒdʒ ɪk, ˌgaɪ nɪ-, ˌdʒaɪ nɪ-/ (Show IPA),
gynecological, adjective
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Word Origin and History for gynecological
adj.

also gynaecological, 1876, from gynecology + -ical.

gynecology

n.

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.

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gynecological in Medicine

gynecology gy·ne·col·o·gy (gī'nĭ-kŏl'ə-jē, jĭn'ĭ-, jī'nĭ-)
n.
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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gynecological in Science
gynecology
  (gī'nĭ-kŏl'ə-jē)   
The scientific study of the female reproductive system, its diseases, and their treatment.
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gynecological in Culture
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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