an·​drol·​ogy | \ an-ˈdrä-lə-jē How to pronounce andrology (audio) \

Definition of andrology

: a branch of medicine concerned with the anatomy, functions, and disorders (such as infertility or impotence) of the male reproductive system

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Approximately August 2017-November 2017: The autofill function in the freezer tanks in the andrology and embryology labs malfunction. Julie Washington,, "Timeline of how the UH fertility freezer incident unfolded," 3 Apr. 2018 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,, "Florida health system furthers affiliation with Cleveland Clinic," 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,, "Patients say University Hospitals' fertility clinic betrayed their trust," 29 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of andrology

1882, in the meaning defined above

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an·​drol·​o·​gy | \ -jē How to pronounce andrology (audio) \
plural andrologies

Medical Definition of andrology

: a branch of medicine concerned with the anatomy, functions, and disorders (as infertility or impotence) of the male reproductive system

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