gynecology

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From French gynécologie, from Ancient Greek γυνή (gunḗ, woman) + -logie (-logy). Replaced earlier gyniatrics.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˌɡaɪnɪˈkɒlədʒi/, /ˌdʒaɪnɪˈkɒlədʒi/ (dated)
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˌɡaɪnəˈkɑlədʒi/, /ˌdʒaɪnəˈkɑlədʒi/ (dated)

Noun[edit]

gynecology (usually uncountable, plural gynecologies)

  1. The study of, or the branch of medicine specializing in, the medical problems of women, especially disorders or the reproductive organs.

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