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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Recent Examples on the Web Because women’s health is a whole lot more than reproductive wellness or gynecology. Stephanie Mcclellan, Quartz, "Women’s health is about more than gynecology," 9 Dec. 2019 Handing out $100 bills State Medical Board records show Temponeras originally wanted to work as a doctor of obstetrics and gynecology while studying at the Medical College of Ohio in Toledo. John Caniglia, cleveland, "The end of an era: Pill mills are gone at Ohio’s opioid epicenter, but crisis continues," 1 Dec. 2019 There are a lot of medically valid reasons why your doctor might recommend going this route, says Costa Sousou, M.D., chair of the department of obstetrics and gynecology at Mayo Clinic Health System. Cassie Shortsleeve, Glamour, "What is a C-Section? Everything You Need to Know About the Procedure," 17 Nov. 2019 Caroline Mitchell, an associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Massachusetts General Hospital, considers the lack of new therapies a glaring example of inequities in health care. Monique Brouillette, Scientific American, "Vaginal Fluid Transplants Hold Promise, But Raise Safety Concerns," 16 Oct. 2019 First, report your night sweats to your doctor or midwife, said Dr. Dara Matseoane-Peterssen, M.D., chief of general obstetrics and gynecology at New York-Presbyterian Allen Hospital. Jessica Grose, New York Times, "Why Are Pregnant Women So Sweaty?," 2 July 2019 Jessica Grossman, a doctor of obstetrics and gynecology and CEO of Medicines360–the pharmaceutical organization that, along with a partner, Allergan, makes Liletta–tells Quartz. Brianna Holt, Quartz, "What a new longer-lasting hormonal IUD means for women," 2 Nov. 2019 The clinics have about 30 physicians offering primary care and specialties such as dermatology, gynecology and sports medicine. Annie Martin,, "UCF Health clinics are ‘essential’ to medical school despite $6.8 M loss, dean says," 11 Oct. 2019 The medical group is a network of 48 physicians practicing primary care, pediatrics and obstetrics/gynecology. Cody Boteler,, "Catonsville doctor named president of Saint Agnes Medical Group," 10 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of gynecology

1830, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for gynecology

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9 Jan 2020

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“Gynecology.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 28 January 2020.

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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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