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gynecomastia

[ jin-i-koh-mas-tee-uh, gahy-ni-, jahy-ni- ]
/ ˌdʒɪn ɪ koʊˈmæs ti ə, ˌgaɪ nɪ-, ˌdʒaɪ nɪ- /
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noun

abnormal enlargement of the breast in a male.

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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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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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