gy·​ne·​col·​o·​gy | \ ˌgī-nə-ˈkä-lə-jē How to pronounce gynecology (audio) , ˌji- How to pronounce gynecology (audio) \

Definition of gynecology

: a branch of medicine that deals with the diseases and routine physical care of the reproductive system of women

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Other Words from gynecology

gynecologic \ ˌgī-​ni-​kə-​ˈlä-​jik How to pronounce gynecologic (audio) , ˌji-​ \ or gynecological \ ˌgī-​ni-​kə-​ˈlä-​ji-​kəl How to pronounce gynecological (audio) , ˌji-​ \ adjective

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Recent Examples on the Web Some women can start as early as 35, while others may not start it until they’re 60, says Mary Jane Minkin, M.D., M.D., a clinical professor of obstetrics and gynecology and reproductive sciences at Yale Medical School. Korin Miller,, "When Does Menopause Start—And How Long Does it Last?," 17 Sep. 2019 This unusual scent is typically a solid tip-off that something is off with your vaginal health, Lauren Streicher, M.D., an associate professor of clinical obstetrics and gynecology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, tells SELF. Korin Miller, SELF, "Here’s What Could Be Going On If You Have Fishy Vaginal Odor," 29 Feb. 2020 Piracha is one of the program’s clerkship directors, who oversee the rotations in core specialties such as general surgery, family science, and obstetrics and gynecology. Melanie Feuk, Houston Chronicle, "Houston Methodist Willowbrook partners with Texas A&M to become a teaching hospital," 24 Jan. 2020 At Avaid Perwaiz’s gynecology practice in Chesapeake, Va., authorities say excessive surgery has been the norm for years. Washington Post, "An OB/GYN mutilated women with unnecessary hysterectomies, tube ties and ‘cleanouts,’ feds say," 11 Nov. 2019 The groom’s mother, who is retired, worked as an administrative assistant in his father’s obstetrics and gynecology practice in Las Vegas. New York Times, "Nataly Sumarriva, Thomas Beck," 27 May 2018 Because women’s health is a whole lot more than reproductive wellness or gynecology. Stephanie Mcclellan, Quartz, "Women’s health is about more than gynecology," 9 Dec. 2019 Handing out $100 bills State Medical Board records show Temponeras originally wanted to work as a doctor of obstetrics and gynecology while studying at the Medical College of Ohio in Toledo. John Caniglia, cleveland, "The end of an era: Pill mills are gone at Ohio’s opioid epicenter, but crisis continues," 1 Dec. 2019 There are a lot of medically valid reasons why your doctor might recommend going this route, says Costa Sousou, M.D., chair of the department of obstetrics and gynecology at Mayo Clinic Health System. Cassie Shortsleeve, Glamour, "What is a C-Section? Everything You Need to Know About the Procedure," 17 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of gynecology

1830, in the meaning defined above

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“Gynecology.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Mar. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of gynecology

medical : a branch of medicine that deals with the diseases and routine physical care of the reproductive system of women


variants: or chiefly British gynaecology \ ˌgīn-​ə-​ˈkäl-​ə-​jē How to pronounce gynaecology (audio) , ˌjin-​ How to pronounce gynaecology (audio) \
plural gynecologies

Medical Definition of gynecology

: a branch of medicine that deals with the diseases and routine physical care of the reproductive system of women

Other Words from gynecology

gynecologic \ ˌgīn-​i-​kə-​ˈläj-​ik How to pronounce gynecologic (audio) , ˌjin-​ How to pronounce gynecologic (audio) \ or gynecological \ -​i-​kəl How to pronounce gynecological (audio) \ or chiefly British gynaecologic or gynaecological adjective

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