OB/GYN
A commonly used abbreviation. OB is short for obstetrics or for an obstetrician, a physician who delivers babies. GYN is short for gynecology or for a gynecologist, a physician who specializes in treating diseases of the female reproductive organs. The word "gynecology" comes from the Greek gyno, gynaikos meaning woman + logia meaning study, so gynecology literally is the study of women. These days gynecology is focused largely on disorders of the female reproductive organs. An obstetrician/gynecologist (OB/GYN) is therefore a physician who both delivers babies and treats diseases of the female reproductive organs.
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Abbreviation for obstetrics and gynecology.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • gyn..., Gyn... — gyn..., Gyn... vgl. gynäko..., Gynäko …   Das Wörterbuch medizinischer Fachausdrücke

  • Gyn — (g[i^]n), v. i. To begin. See {Gin}. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gyn... — gyn..., Gyn... vgl. ↑gyno..., Gyno …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • GYN — abbrev. 1. gynecologic(al) 2. gynecologist 3. gynecology: Also written Gyn …   English World dictionary

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  • gyn|e|co|mor|phous — «JIHN uh kuh MR fuhs, JY nuh », adjective. Biology. having the form, appearance, or characters of a female. Also, gynaecomorphous. ╂[< Greek gynaikómorphos in female shape < gyn , aikós woman + morph form] …   Useful english dictionary

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