gynaecomasty

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Etymology[edit]

From gynaeco- +‎ Ancient Greek μαστός (mastós, breast).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɡaɪnɪkəˈmæsti/

Noun[edit]

gynaecomasty (uncountable)

  1. (physiology) The condition of a man developing breasts of a size and functionality of a woman's.
    • 1939: The authors report the case of a 40-year-old man with a predominantly left gynaecomasty who was found to be excreting a consistently high level of œstrogen — Annales d'Endocrinologie, Doin 1939, p. 287
    • 1995: Apart from the skin lesions there were no abnormalities other than bilateral gynaecomasty for which no cause was detected. — Tropical and Geographical Medicine, Koninklijk Instituut voor de Tropen 1995, p. 92

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