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[gahy-ni-kol-uh-jee, jin-i-, jahy-ni-] /ˌgaɪ nɪˈkɒl ə dʒi, ˌdʒɪn ɪ-, ˌdʒaɪ nɪ-/
the branch of medical science that deals with the health maintenance and diseases of women, especially of the reproductive organs.
Abbreviation: GYN, gyn.
Origin of gynecology
First recorded in 1840-50; gyneco- + -logy
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[jin-i-kuh-loj-ik, gahy-ni-, jahy-ni-] /ˌdʒɪn ɪ kəˈlɒdʒ ɪk, ˌgaɪ nɪ-, ˌdʒaɪ nɪ-/ (Show IPA),
gynecological, adjective Unabridged
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  • In its revised form this volume continues to be an admirable exposition of the present status of gynecologic practice.

    Essentials of Diseases of the Skin Henry Weightman Stelwagon
Word Origin and History for gynecologic



also gynaecology, 1847, from French gynécologie, from Greek gynaik-, comb. form of gyne "woman, female," from PIE *gwen- "woman" (see queen). Second element is from French -logie "study of," from Greek (see -logy). Another word for it was gyniatrics.

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gynecologic in Medicine

gynecology gy·ne·col·o·gy (gī'nĭ-kŏl'ə-jē, jĭn'ĭ-, jī'nĭ-)
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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gynecologic in Science
The scientific study of the female reproductive system, its diseases, and their treatment.
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gynecologic in Culture
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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