[gahy-ni-kol-uh-jist, jin-i-, jahy-ni-]


a physician specializing in gynecology. Abbreviation: GYN, gyn

Origin of gynecologist

First recorded in 1870–75; gynecolog(y) + -ist Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for gynecologist

Contemporary Examples of gynecologist

Historical Examples of gynecologist

  • His young father sniffed that he was more likely to be a gynecologist.

  • Dr Bell, the English gynecologist, using human surgical cases as a basis, commits himself strongly to the dual basis.

    Taboo and Genetics

    Melvin Moses Knight, Iva Lowther Peters, and Phyllis Mary Blanchard

  • The gynecologist must adjust uterine displacements and heal cervical erosions.

  • She went from him to a gynecologist, who considered her headache as owing to causes for which his specialty had the remedies.

    Over the Teacups

    Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

Word Origin and History for gynecologist

also gynaecologist, 1872, from gynecology + -ist.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

gynecologist in Medicine


[gī′nĭ-kŏlə-jĭst, jĭn′ĭ-]


A physician specializing in gynecology.
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