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
gynecologist \ ˌgī-​nə-​ˈkä-​lə-​jist How to pronounce gynecologist (audio) , ˌji-​ How to pronounce gynecologist (audio) \ noun

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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 Sims is also looked at in the medical field as a pioneer in the practice of gynecology. Gabriela Milian, CNN, "Statue of doctor who experimented on enslaved women removed from Central Park," 17 Apr. 2018 Ilyas’ great grandmother was a midwife in India and her grandmother practiced gynecology there. Elizabeth Wellington,, "This sun-protective clothing line by a King of Prussia dermatologist is actually pretty cute | Elizabeth Wellington," 2 July 2018 Looking at roles other than the attending, orthopedic and neurosurgery teams typically had mostly men the OR, while gynecology departments staffed mostly women. Orly Nadell Farber, STAT, "‘You, me, parking lot!’: Behind surgical curtain, researchers find hierarchies and gender dynamics driving conflict," 2 July 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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