gy·ne·col·o·gy | \ˌgī-nə-ˈkä-lə-jē, ˌji- \

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, ˌji- \ or gynecological \ˌgī-ni-kə-ˈlä-ji-kəl, ˌji- \ adjective
gynecologist \ˌgī-nə-ˈkä-lə-jist, ˌji- \ noun

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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 Historical retellings of the rise of American gynecology long overlooked the field’s intimate connection to American slavery. Time Staff, Time, "The 25 Moments From American History That Matter Right Now," 28 June 2018 Alejandra Duran, a second-year student who intends to practice obstetrics and gynecology, translates for Dr. Matt Steinberger at the Access to Care clinic. Maria Sacchetti, Washington Post, "With three months left in medical school, her career may be slipping away.," 22 Feb. 2018 Services will include gastroenterology, orthopedic surgery, plastic and reconstructive surgery, podiatry, urology, sports health, hand surgery, gynecology and breast surgery. Ron Hurtibise,, "Cleveland Clinic readies new $53 million Coral Springs Family Health Center," 13 July 2018 Pornography had existed since humans began drawing on cave walls, but Flynt took his to extremes unseen outside of gynecology textbooks. Cincinnati Enquirer, "Read more from this Project," 13 July 2018 American gynecology was borne from these practices, and its damaging effects still permeates in the false belief that Black women don't experience pain the ways other women do. Jenn M. Jackson, Teen Vogue, "Black Women Are Not Your Superheroes," 9 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, ˌjin- \
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, ˌjin- \ or gynecological \-i-kəl \ or chiefly British gynaecologic or gynaecological adjective

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