gynecoid

adjective
gy·​ne·​coid | \ ˈgī-ni-ˌkȯid How to pronounce gynecoid (audio) , ˈji- \

Definition of gynecoid

: typical or characteristic of the human female gynecoid pelvis

First Known Use of gynecoid

1907, in the meaning defined above

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“Gynecoid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gynecoid. Accessed 17 Jun. 2021.

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gynecoid

adjective
gy·​ne·​coid
variants: or chiefly British gynaecoid \ ˈgīn-​i-​ˌkȯid How to pronounce gynecoid (audio) , ˈjin-​ How to pronounce gynecoid (audio) \

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. Bajor, Birth, A Conscious Choice, 2005 — compare android sense 1, anthropoid entry 1, platypelloid
2 or gynoid \ ˈgī-​ˌnȯid, ˈjin-​ˌoid How to pronounce gynecoid (audio) \ : 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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