combining form

variants or before a vowel gynec- or less commonly gynaeco- or before a vowel gynaec-
: woman

Word History


borrowed from Greek gynaiko-, combining form from gynaik-, gynḗ "woman" — more at queen entry 1

Dictionary Entries Near gyneco-

Cite this Entry

“Gyneco-.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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