gynecoid

adjective gy·ne·coid \ ˈgī-ni-ˌkȯid , ˈji- \

Definition of gynecoid

: typical or characteristic of the human female
  • gynecoid pelvis

First Known Use of gynecoid

1907


Medical Dictionary

gynecoid

adjective gy·ne·coid
variants: or chiefly British gynaecoid play \ˈgīn-i-ˌkȯid, ˈjin-\

medical Definition of gynecoid

1 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. BajorBirth, A Conscious Choice2005
— compare android 1, anthropoid, platypelloid
2 or gynoid play \ˈgī-ˌnȯid, ˈjin-ˌoid\ : relating to or characterized by the distribution of body fat chiefly in the region of the hips and thighs
  • gynecoid obesity
— compare android 2

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