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a combining form meaning “woman,” “female,” used in the formation of compound words:
Also, especially British, gynaeco-.
Also, especially before a vowel, gynec-.
Also, gyne-, gyno-.
Origin of gyneco-
< Greek, combining form representing gynaik-, stem of gynḗ female, woman Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for gyneco-


combining form
a variant (esp US) of gynaeco-
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Word Origin and History for gyneco-

also gynaeco-, before a vowel gynec-, word-forming element from Greek gynaiko-, comb. form of gyne "woman, female" (see queen).

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gyneco- in Medicine

gyneco- or gynec-
Woman: gynecology.

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