[ gahy-ni-kol-uh-jee, jin-i-, jahy-ni- ]
/ ˌgaɪ nɪˈkɒl ə dʒi, ˌdʒɪn ɪ-, ˌdʒaɪ nɪ- /
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the branch of medical science that deals with the health maintenance and diseases of women, especially of the reproductive organs. Abbreviation: GYN, gyn



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Origin of gynecology

First recorded in 1840–50; gyneco- + -logy
gyn·e·co·log·ic [jin-i-kuh-loj-ik, gahy-ni-, jahy-ni-], /ˌdʒɪn ɪ kəˈlɒdʒ ɪk, ˌgaɪ nɪ-, ˌdʒaɪ nɪ-/, gyn·e·co·log·i·cal, adjective
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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

Medical definitions for gynecology

[ gī′nĭ-kŏlə-jē, jĭn′ĭ- ]


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•logi•cal (-kə-lŏjĭ-kəl) null adj.
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Scientific definitions for gynecology

[ gī′nĭ-kŏlə-jē ]

The scientific study of the female reproductive system, its diseases, and their treatment.
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Cultural definitions for 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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