gynecomastia

gynecomastia

[jin-i-koh-mas-tee-uh, gahy-ni-, jahy-ni-]
noun
abnormal enlargement of the breast in a male.
Also, gynecomasty [jin-i-kuh-mas-tee, gahy-ni-, jahy-ni-] .


Origin:
1880–85; < Neo-Latin; see gyneco-, mast-, -ia

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gynaecomastia or (US) gynecomastia (ˌɡaɪnɪkəʊˈmæstɪə)
 
n
abnormal overdevelopment of the breasts in a man
 
[C19: from gynaeco- + Greek mastos breast]
 
gynecomastia or (US) gynecomastia
 
n
 
[C19: from gynaeco- + Greek mastos breast]

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gynecomastia gyn·e·co·mas·ti·a (jĭn'ĭ-kō-mās'tē-ə, gī'nĭ-, jī'-)
n.
Abnormal enlargement of the male mammary glands, sometimes to the point of secreting milk.

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