gynecology

noun
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

Other Words from gynecology

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

Examples of gynecology in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web One of her studies, published in 1973, looked at the language and directives of gynecology textbooks. BostonGlobe.com, 30 Oct. 2021 One of her studies, published in 1973, looked at the language and directives of gynecology textbooks. New York Times, 30 Oct. 2021 Coates, who practiced obstetrics and gynecology in the central Vermont area in the 1970s, is now retired. Wilson Ring, USA TODAY, 31 Mar. 2022 Coates, who practiced obstetrics and gynecology in the central Vermont area in the 1970s, is now retired. CBS News, 31 Mar. 2022 Over the course of the documentary, these tragic, individual experiences are punctuated with condemning historical context, showing that gynecology has a long-standing history of exploiting and neglecting Black women in America. Angelique Jackson, Variety, 15 Feb. 2022 This stems from centuries of experimentation on Black bodies, for example, in the development of modern gynecology. NBC News, 11 Feb. 2022 Unveiled in September, the Montgomery monument recognizes three women—Anarcha, Lucy and Betsey—who were unwilling subjects of experiments by 19th-century physician J. Marion Sims, often called the father of modern gynecology. Livia Gershon, Smithsonian Magazine, 14 Jan. 2022 No, the manual should not be used for modern gynecology today, despite the fact that heating compresses can, for example, help manage endometriosis pain. Mina Seçkin, refinery29.com, 16 Nov. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of gynecology

1828, in the meaning defined above

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gynecology

noun
gy·​ne·​col·​o·​gy
variants: or chiefly British gynaecology \ ˌgīn-​ə-​ˈkäl-​ə-​jē How to pronounce gynecology (audio) , ˌjin-​ How to pronounce gynecology (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 gynecology (audio) , ˌjin-​ How to pronounce gynecology (audio) \ or gynecological \ -​i-​kəl How to pronounce gynecology (audio) \ or chiefly British gynaecologic or gynaecological adjective

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