Also especially before a vowel, gyn-.
Compare gyneco-.

Origin of gyno-

< Greek, combining form of gynḗ Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

British Dictionary definitions for gyno


before a vowel gyn-

combining form
  1. relating to women; femalegynarchy
  2. denoting a female reproductive organgynophore

Word Origin for gyno-

from Greek, from gunē woman
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Word Origin and History for gyno


word-forming element equivalent to gyneco-.

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gyno in Medicine


  1. Woman; female:gynandromorphism.
  2. Female reproductive organ or system:gynoplastics.
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