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

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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

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Recent Examples on the Web Modding allows players to do everything from lines of cocaine to living on a houseboat, learning online, or choosing a career in gynecology. Saira Mueller, Wired, "The Sims Made Me Realize I'm Ready for More In Life," 4 Feb. 2021 Her leadership skills came to the fore during her residency at the University of California San Diego, recalled Dr. Charles Nager, a professor of obstetrics and gynecology at UC San Diego who was one of Ridgeway’s faculty mentors. Julie Washington, cleveland, "From California and Ecuador to Cleveland Clinic’s first female chief of staff, Dr. Beri Ridgeway breaks barriers," 25 Dec. 2020 For Essie Sassoon, a retired doctor of obstetrics and gynecology who initially went to Israel as a medical volunteer during the Yom Kippur War in 1973, one of the main reasons to stay on was family. Christabel Lobo, sun-sentinel.com, "India’s Jew Town only has a handful of Jews left," 17 Dec. 2020 Farley was a graduate of Harvard Medical School and built his practice to three more doctors that specialized in family medicine, gynecology and pediatrics. oregonlive, "Women speak out against ‘master manipulator’ Oregon doctor who photographed children’s genitals, performed unwanted exams," 20 Nov. 2020 One of those physicians is Michael Thomas, a reproductive endocrinologist who chairs the department of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Usha Lee Mcfarling, STAT, "For Black women, the isolation of infertility is compounded by barriers to treatment," 14 Oct. 2020 The hospital would later change its name to Bon Secours Maryview Medical Center and name Perwaiz its chair of obstetrics and gynecology, according to news reports. Katie Mettler, Washington Post, "Dr. Javaid Perwaiz patients - Virginia Beach, VA," 13 Oct. 2020 But costs are only one barrier, noted Dr. Geeta Swamy, an associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Duke University. Shefali Luthra, USA TODAY, "Many pregnant people aren’t getting flu shots, but these bills could help," 8 Oct. 2020 The advanced surgical system can be used for a minimally invasive surgical approach to complex diseases and conditions in urology, thoracic, cardiac, colorectal, gynecology and general surgery. John Benson, cleveland, "University Hospitals Parma Medical Center unveils high-tech robotic surgery," 30 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of gynecology

1830, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for gynecology

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“Gynecology.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gynecology. Accessed 4 Mar. 2021.

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gynecology

noun

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

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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