noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: circa 1847 a branch of medicine that deals with the diseases and routine physical care of the reproductive system of women • gynecologic or gynecological adjectivegynecologist noun

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  • Gynecology — Gyn e*col o*gy (j[i^]n [ e]*k[o^]l [ o]*j[y^] or g[imac] n[ e] ), n. [Gr. gynh , gynaiko s, a woman + logy.] The science which treats of the structure and diseases of women. {Gyn e*col o*gist}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gynecology — also gynaecology, 1847, from Fr. gynécologie, from Gk. gynaik , comb. form of gyne woman, female, from PIE *gwen woman (see QUEEN (Cf. queen)). Second element is from Fr. logie study of, from Greek (see LOGY (Cf. logy)). Another word for it …   Etymology dictionary

  • gynecology — [gī΄nə käl′ə jē; ] occas. [ jin΄əkäl′ə jē] n. [ GYNECO + LOGY] the branch of medicine dealing with the study and treatment of the diseases of the female reproductive system, including the breasts gynecologic [gī΄nəkə läj′ik] adj. gynecological… …   English World dictionary

  • Gynecology — The branch of medicine particularly concerned with the health of the female organs of reproduction and diseases thereof. The word gynecology comes from the Greek gyno, gynaikos meaning woman + logia meaning study, so gynecology literally is the… …   Medical dictionary

  • gynecology — gynecologic /jin i keuh loj ik, guy ni , juy ni /, gynecological, adj. /guy ni kol euh jee, jin i , juy ni /, n. the branch of medical science that deals with the health maintenance and diseases of women, esp. of the reproductive organs. Abbr.:… …   Universalium

  • gynecology — noun The study of, or the branch of medicine specializing in, the medical problems of women, especially disorders or the reproductive organs …   Wiktionary

  • gynecology — gy|ne|col|o|gy [ ,gaınə kalədʒi ] noun uncount the part of medicine that deals with the study and treatment of medical conditions that affect women and their REPRODUCTIVE organs …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • gynecology —   …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • gynecology — n. branch of medicine which deals with the diseases and health maintenance of the female reproductive systemgyn·e·col·o·gy || ‚gaɪnɪ kÉ‘lÉ™dʒɪ ,‚dÊ’aɪ / kÉ’l …   English contemporary dictionary

  • gynecology — gyne·col·o·gy …   English syllables

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