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Etymology 1[edit]

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From gyno- +‎ android.


gynoid (plural gynoids)

  1. (science fiction) An android (humanoid robot) in female form.
    • 2000, Thomas J. Sanders, God's Fire, Trafford Publishing, page 58,
      She was obviously a skillful surgeon. She expertly cleaned and sterilized the gaping holes in the gynoid’s chest and back.
    • 2006, Sharalyn Orbagh, 5: Frankenstein and the Cyborg Metropolis: The Evolution of Body and City in Science Fiction Narratives, Steven T. Brown (editor), Cinema Anime: Critical Engagements with Japanese Animation, Springer, page 99,
      Purchased as sex toys, the gynoids are programmed to love and sexually serve male humans; the aberrant violence of one particular model, called "Hadaly," is a mystery to the company that manufactures them. They should not be able to kill humans, nor should they have any desire to commit suicide, since they should have no real sense of self.44 Batõ and his new partner, Togusa (who was Kusanagi's partner in the previous film), spend the rest of the film trying to discover how the gynoids have acquired their faulty programming—is it the work of a terrorist hacker, for example, targeting prominent men?
    • 2013, Nickie D. Phillips, Staci Strobl, Comic Book Crime: Truth, Justice, and the American Way, New York University Press, page 82,
      She is embodied as a bright blue feminized robot, much like the mechanized gynoids in the classic film Metropolis (1928).

Etymology 2[edit]


gynoid (not comparable)

  1. Gynaecoid.
  2. (biology, anatomy) Of, pertaining to or following the distribution pattern of the type of body fat, more prevalent in women, that forms around the hips, breasts and thighs and is relatively rich in the long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids which are important in the development of foetuses.
    • 1987, Richard J. Wurtman, Judith J. Wurtman, Human Obesity, New York Academy of Sciences, page 71,
      The work intensity and duration was identical in android and gynoid obese women in this study, making it unlikely that energy expenditure in the training program was different in these two groups.
    • 2008, Sharon Plowman, Denise Smith, Exercise Physiology for Health, Fitness, and Performance, Benjamin Cummings, Wolters Kluwer, 2nd Edition, page 219,
      Alpha-receptors predominate in the lower body and are thus more abundant in the gynoid pattern.
    • 2008, Randy Thornhill, Steven W. Gangestad, The Evolutionary Biology of Human Female Sexuality, Oxford University Press, page 114,
      As a result, measured ratios of estrogen to testosterone in women predict their ratios of gynoid fat to android fat (Singh, 1993, 1995, 2002a,b; Kirchengast et al., 1997). As should also be expected, women with higher ratios of gynoid to android fat are more fertile than their counterparts with lower ratios (Kirchengast et al., 1997; Singh, 1993, 1995, 2002a,b}.
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