From gyneco- + -phile; ultimately from Ancient Greek γυνή (gunḗ, “woman, female”) and φίλος (phílos, “dear, beloved”).
gynecophile (plural gynecophiles)
- Someone sexually attracted to women.
- A lesbian; a homosexual woman.
2015, Wayne Dynes, Encyclopedia of Homosexuality. Volume II, London: Routledge, ISBN 1317368118, page 1333:
- Equivalent terms for lesbian relationships given by Hirschfeld were korophile, parthenophile, gynecophile, and graophile.
- Marked by or involving sexual attraction to women.