gy·​ne·​coid ˈgī-ni-ˌkȯid How to pronounce gynecoid (audio) ˈji- How to pronounce gynecoid (audio)
: typical or characteristic of the human female
gynecoid pelvis

Word History


Greek gynaik-, gynḗ "woman" + -oid entry 2 — more at queen entry 1

First Known Use

1907, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of gynecoid was in 1907

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Cite this Entry

“Gynecoid.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition


variants or chiefly British gynaecoid
of the pelvis : having the rounded form typical of the human female
The preferred pelvic type for childbirth is the gynecoid pelvis, commonly referred to as the "female pelvis" …Hannah M. Bajor, Birth, A Conscious Choice
compare android sense 1, anthropoid entry 1, platypelloid
or gynoid : relating to or characterized by the distribution of body fat chiefly in the region of the hips and thighs
gynecoid obesity
compare android sense 2
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