gy·​ne·​col·​o·​gist ˌgī-nə-ˈkä-lə-jist How to pronounce gynecologist (audio) ˌji- How to pronounce gynecologist (audio)
plural gynecologists
: a physician specializing in gynecology
When gynecologists follow women with atypical cervical cells, they often use colposcopy—a technique that permits a detailed examination of the cervix by means of a magnifying device.Malorye Allison

Examples of gynecologist in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web It was established in 2014 and is known for making products that are safe for skin, cruelty-free, hypoallergenic, and gynecologist approved. Elizabeth Ayoola, Essence, 6 Sep. 2023 The arrest follows the sentencing of another doctor in the NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital system, Robert Hadden, a gynecologist who allegedly abused 245 women over the span of two decades. Jake Offenhartz, ajc, 7 Aug. 2023 Thursday night will find the obstetrician/gynecologist appearing as a contestant on the Jeopardy TV show. The Indianapolis Star, 27 July 2023 But then, the sculptor and gynecologist found a WPA project, put together by a woman named Ruth O’Brien, that was designed to solve a century-old problem: the fit of women’s clothes. Rachel Feltman, Popular Science, 19 July 2023 She was shocked when her gynecologist informed her that the growths were caused by the human papillomavirus, known as HPV. Nadeen Ebrahim, CNN, 25 Aug. 2023 If the pain doesn’t resolve in a few weeks, see your primary care provider, or a gastroenterologist or gynecologist. Addison Aloian, Women's Health, 15 June 2023 Also relatively unknown, Dr. Gariepy says, is the inefficiency of misoprostol, which some gynecologists use to soften the cervix before insertion. Hannah Jackson, Vogue, 3 Aug. 2023 But Barbie getting gassed up to go see the gynecologist was pretty funny and relatable lol. Fidel Martinez, Los Angeles Times, 27 July 2023 See More

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Word History


gynecology + -ist entry 1

First Known Use

1870, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of gynecologist was in 1870

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“Gynecologist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Sep. 2023.

Kids Definition


: a physician who specializes in gynecology

Medical Definition


variants or chiefly British gynaecologist
: a specialist in gynecology
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