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 Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

British Dictionary definitions for gyneco-


combining form
  1. 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


  1. Woman:gynecology.
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