gynecologist

noun
gy·ne·col·o·gist | \ˌgī-nə-ˈkä-lə-jist, ˌji-\
plural gynecologists

Definition of gynecologist 

: 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

First Known Use of gynecologist

1870, in the meaning defined above

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gynecologist

noun
gy·ne·col·ogist
variants: or chiefly British gynaecologist \ˌgīn-ə-ˈkäl-ə-jəst, ˌjin- \

Medical Definition of gynecologist 

: a specialist in gynecology

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