gynecomastia

[jin-i-koh-mas-tee-uh, gahy-ni-, jahy-ni-]
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noun

abnormal enlargement of the breast in a male.

Also gyn·e·co·mas·ty [jin-i-kuh-mas-tee, gahy-ni-, jahy-ni-] /ˈdʒɪn ɪ kəˌmæs ti, ˈgaɪ nɪ-, ˈdʒaɪ nɪ-/.

Origin of gynecomastia

From New Latin, dating back to 1880–85; see origin at gyneco-, mast-, -ia
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Examples from the Web for gynecomastia

Historical Examples of gynecomastia

  • Gynecomastia or hypertrophy of the mammæ is still more frequent in male criminals.

    Criminal Man

    Gina Lombroso-Ferrero



Word Origin and History for gynecomastia
n.

1881, from Greek gyne (see queen) + mazos "breast," variant of mastos (see masto-).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for gynecomastia

gynecomastia

[gī′nĭ-kō-măstē-ə, jĭn′ĭ-]

n.

Abnormal enlargement of the male mammary glands, sometimes to the point of secreting milk.
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