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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 gynecology.
Abbreviation: GYN, gyn.
Origin of gynecologist
1870-75; gynecolog(y) + -ist Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • She went from him to a gynecologist, who considered her headache as owing to causes for which his specialty had the remedies.

    Over the Teacups Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
  • His young father sniffed that he was more likely to be a gynecologist.

    We Can't Have Everything Rupert Hughes
  • Dr Bell, the English gynecologist, using human surgical cases as a basis, commits himself strongly to the dual basis.

    Taboo and Genetics Melvin Moses Knight, Iva Lowther Peters, and Phyllis Mary Blanchard
  • The gynecologist must adjust uterine displacements and heal cervical erosions.

Word Origin and History for gynecologist

also gynaecologist, 1872, from gynecology + -ist.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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gynecologist in Medicine

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

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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