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Definition for GYN (2 of 2)
WORDS THAT USE GYN-
What does gyn- mean?
Gyn- comes from the Greek gynḗ, meaning “woman,” among other related senses.
Gyn- is a variant of gyno-, which loses its -o– when combined with words or word elements beginning with vowels. Gyno- is itself a variant of the combining form gyneco-. Another variant of gyneco- is gyne-. Some corresponding forms of gyneco- combined to the end of words include -gyne, -gynous, and -gyny. Learn about their overlap and distinctions in the Words That Use articles for each form.
As you can see, the Greek gynḗ has proven to be very productive in English.
Examples of gyn-
The combining form gyn- means “woman,” as we’ve seen. The second part of the word, -archy, is used to mean “rule” or “government.” So, gynarchy indeed literally translates to “government by women.”
What are some words that use the combining form gyn-?
- gynandrous (using the equivalent form of gyn- in Greek)
What are some other forms that gyn- may be commonly confused with?
Example sentences from the Web for GYN
Conrad was at the ob-gyn to check to see if, as the Maryland resident likes to put it, “My cervix is trying to kill me.”Coming Out Kinky to Your Doctor, in Black and Blue|Heather Boerner|October 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The website is run by Joe Alton, a retired OB-GYN and fellow at the American College of Surgeons, and his wife, Amy, a nurse.
As a result, nearly a quarter of U.S. ob-gyn clerkships do not include abortion training.
Like his father Ron, Sen. Paul is a doctor—the older Paul is an OB/GYN, the younger an ophthalmologist.
An ob-gyn quoted by The New York Times in 2008 cited IUDs as one of the best methods for treating heavy menstrual bleeding.