Gynecology
The branch of medicine particularly concerned with the health of the female organs of reproduction and diseases thereof. The word "gynecology" comes from the Greek gyno, gynaikos meaning woman + logia meaning study, so gynecology literally is the study of women. However, these days gynecology does not address all of women’s medicine but focuses on disorders of the female reproductive organs.
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The medical specialty concerned with diseases of the female genital tract, as well as endocrinology and reproductive physiology of the female. [gyneco- + G. logos, study]

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gy·ne·col·o·gy or chiefly Brit gy·nae·col·o·gy .gīn-ə-'käl-ə-jē, .jin- n, pl -gies a branch of medicine that deals with the diseases and routine physical care of the reproductive system of women
gy·ne·co·log·ic .gīn-i-kə-'läj-ik, .jin- or gy·ne·co·log·i·cal -i-kəl or chiefly Brit gy·nae·co·log·ic or gy·nae·co·log·i·cal adj

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gy·ne·col·o·gy (gi″nə-) (jin″ə-kolґə-je) [gyneco- + -logy] the branch of medicine that deals with female health and disease, particularly the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the female reproductive system, including the breasts.

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  • Gynecology — Gyn e*col o*gy (j[i^]n [ e]*k[o^]l [ o]*j[y^] or g[imac] n[ e] ), n. [Gr. gynh , gynaiko s, a woman + logy.] The science which treats of the structure and diseases of women. {Gyn e*col o*gist}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gynecology — also gynaecology, 1847, from Fr. gynécologie, from Gk. gynaik , comb. form of gyne woman, female, from PIE *gwen woman (see QUEEN (Cf. queen)). Second element is from Fr. logie study of, from Greek (see LOGY (Cf. logy)). Another word for it …   Etymology dictionary

  • gynecology — [gī΄nə käl′ə jē; ] occas. [ jin΄əkäl′ə jē] n. [ GYNECO + LOGY] the branch of medicine dealing with the study and treatment of the diseases of the female reproductive system, including the breasts gynecologic [gī΄nəkə läj′ik] adj. gynecological… …   English World dictionary

  • gynecology — noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: circa 1847 a branch of medicine that deals with the diseases and routine physical care of the reproductive system of women • gynecologic or gynecological adjective • gynecologist noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • gynecology — gynecologic /jin i keuh loj ik, guy ni , juy ni /, gynecological, adj. /guy ni kol euh jee, jin i , juy ni /, n. the branch of medical science that deals with the health maintenance and diseases of women, esp. of the reproductive organs. Abbr.:… …   Universalium

  • gynecology — noun The study of, or the branch of medicine specializing in, the medical problems of women, especially disorders or the reproductive organs …   Wiktionary

  • gynecology — gy|ne|col|o|gy [ ,gaınə kalədʒi ] noun uncount the part of medicine that deals with the study and treatment of medical conditions that affect women and their REPRODUCTIVE organs …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • gynecology —   …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • gynecology — n. branch of medicine which deals with the diseases and health maintenance of the female reproductive systemgyn·e·col·o·gy || ‚gaɪnɪ kÉ‘lÉ™dʒɪ ,‚dÊ’aɪ / kÉ’l …   English contemporary dictionary

  • gynecology — gyne·col·o·gy …   English syllables

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