gynecology

gynecology

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

Origin:
1840–50; gyneco- + -logy

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