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gynecomastia

[jin-i-koh-mas-tee-uh, gahy-ni-, jahy-ni-] /ˌdʒɪn ɪ koʊˈmæs ti ə, ˌgaɪ nɪ-, ˌdʒaɪ nɪ-/
noun
1.
abnormal enlargement of the breast in a male.
Also, gynecomasty
[jin-i-kuh-mas-tee, gahy-ni-, jahy-ni-] /ˈdʒɪn ɪ kəˌmæs ti, ˈgaɪ nɪ-, ˈdʒaɪ nɪ-/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1880-1885
1880-85; < Neo-Latin; see gyneco-, mast-, -ia
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British Dictionary definitions for gynecomastia

gynaecomastia

/ˌɡaɪnɪkəʊˈmæstɪə/
noun
1.
abnormal overdevelopment of the breasts in a man
Word Origin
C19: from gynaeco- + Greek mastos breast
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Word Origin and History for gynecomastia
n.

1881, from Greek gyne (see queen) + mazos "breast," variant of mastos (see masto-).

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gynecomastia in Medicine

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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