andrology

noun

an·​drol·​ogy an-ˈdrä-lə-jē How to pronounce andrology (audio)
: a branch of medicine concerned with the anatomy, functions, and disorders (such as infertility or impotence) of the male reproductive system

Examples of andrology in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web However, other aspects of what fertility clinics cover, such as andrology, the study of male reproductive health, are covered, making that part of the lab subject to federal inspection. Ginger Christ, cleveland.com, 22 Mar. 2018 The hospital system first noticed issues with the tank in its andrology lab, where sperm is handled, and were able to successfully fix that tank. Ginger Christ, cleveland.com, 29 Mar. 2018

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Word History

Etymology

andro- + -logy

First Known Use

1882, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of andrology was in 1882

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Cite this Entry

“Andrology.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/andrology. Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

andrology

noun
an·​drol·​o·​gy -jē How to pronounce andrology (audio)
plural andrologies
: a branch of medicine concerned with the anatomy, functions, and disorders (as infertility or impotence) of the male reproductive system
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