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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If acid reflux is really bothering you, Celeste S. Royce, M.D., an assistant professor of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive biology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, suggests talking to your doctor. Cassie Shortsleeve, SELF, "10 Ways to Actually Get Some Sleep When You're Pregnant—From People Who Have Been There," 23 May 2019 Neel Shah, an assistant professor of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive biology at Harvard Medical School who was not involved with the Lancet series, tells Vox. Julia Belluz, Vox, "The troubling epidemic of unnecessary C-sections around the world, explained," 25 Oct. 2018 There are many reasons your period might be late, Dr. Mary Jane Minkin, clinical professor of obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive sciences at Yale School of Medicine, told Teen Vogue, including stress, diet, and exercise. Brittney Mcnamara, Teen Vogue, "How to Take a Pregnancy Test," 3 May 2019 Rosa Aramburo, a fourth-year student who intends to practice obstetrics and gynecology, is on a rotation in a neurology intensive-care unit while studying at Loyola University Chicago's Stritch School of Medicine. Maria Sacchetti, Washington Post, "With three months left in medical school, her career may be slipping away.," 22 Feb. 2018 While the new findings are very interesting, the study is small, said Dr. Alan Penzias, an associate professor of obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive biology at the Harvard Medical School and a fertility specialist at Boston IVF. Fox News, "IVF kids may have higher risk of high blood pressure," 6 Sep. 2018 Vulvar dermatitis typically happens because a substance irritates your skin or causes an allergic reaction, Mary Rosser, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Columbia University Medical Center, tells SELF. Isadora Baum, SELF, "8 Reasons Your Vulva or Vagina Might Get All Swollen," 30 Nov. 2018 Expecting data Following the study’s publication, obstetrics and gynecology experts were quick to point out its failings. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, "“Natural” birth-control app dogged by unwanted pregnancies gets FDA approval," 15 Aug. 2018 Read more about Andrew Jackson here on J. Marion Sims Opens His Hospital (1844, Date Unknown) Portrait of J. Marion Sims, born James Marion Sims, a physician considered by some as the father of modern gynecology. Time Staff, Time, "The 25 Moments From American History That Matter Right Now," 28 June 2018

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First Known Use of gynecology

1830, in the meaning defined above

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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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