gynecology [gahy-ni- kol- uh-jee, jin-i-, jahy-ni-] EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN noun the branch of medical science that deals with the health maintenance and diseases of women, especially of the reproductive organs. : GYN, gyn Abbreviation Origin of gynecology
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-logy Related forms gyn·e·co·log·ic , [jin-i-k uh- 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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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.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
gynecology [gī′nĭ-kŏl ′ə-jē, jĭn′ĭ-] n. 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. Related forms gy′ne•co•log ( ′i•cal -kə-lŏj) null ′ĭ-kəl adj.
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The scientific study of the female reproductive system, its diseases, and their treatment.
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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
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