gynecomastia

noun
gy·​neco·​mas·​tia | \ ˌgī-nə-kō-ˈma-stē-ə How to pronounce gynecomastia (audio) \

Definition of gynecomastia

: excessive development of the breast in the male

Examples of gynecomastia in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Murray is among thousands of plaintiffs who claim that taking Risperdal as children caused them to develop an incurable condition called gynecomastia. Megan Cerullo, CBS News, "Judge slashes $8 billion Risperdal award against J&J to $6.8 million," 17 Jan. 2020 The $8 billion verdict had been the biggest to date among lawsuits by about 13,000 plaintiffs alleging that Risperdal caused a condition called gynecomastia in boys, which involves enlargement of breast tissue. Peter Loftus, WSJ, "Judge Slashes Damages in J&J Risperdal Case to $6.8 Million from $8 Billion," 17 Jan. 2020 Murray’s lawyers pointed to a 2002 label for the drug, in which Janssen said that risks are rare, categorizing their link to gynecomastia at 1 in 1,000. Teo Armus, Washington Post, "He said an antipsychotic drug caused him to grow breasts. Now, Johnson & Johnson owes him $8 billion, jury rules.," 9 Oct. 2019 Murray’s attorneys pointed to a 2002 label for the drug, in which Janssen said that risks are rare, categorizing their link to gynecomastia at 1 in 1,000. Teo Armus, baltimoresun.com, "Maryland man said an antipsychotic drug caused him to grow breasts. Now, Johnson & Johnson owes him $8 billion," 30 July 2013 Murray claimed that taking the Risperdal as a child caused him to develop breasts, an incurable condition known as gynecomastia. CBS News, "Johnson & Johnson hit with $8 billion verdict over drug linked to boy growing breasts," 9 Oct. 2019 Is gynecomastia more common among men in some age groups than others? Emma Sarran Webster, Allure, "Why More Men Are Getting Breast Reduction Surgery for Gynecomastia," 31 Jan. 2018 Many patients with gynecomastia speak about being ridiculed because of their condition. Emma Sarran Webster, Allure, "Why More Men Are Getting Breast Reduction Surgery for Gynecomastia," 31 Jan. 2018 In that study, three young boys had cases of prepubertal gynecomastia (abnormal breast growth). Lauren Castle, azcentral, "Lavender, tea tree oils linked to abnormal breast growth in young boys," 22 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of gynecomastia

1881, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for gynecomastia

New Latin, from gynec- + Greek mastos breast + New Latin -ia

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“Gynecomastia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gynecomastia. Accessed 12 Jul. 2020.

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gynecomastia

noun
gy·​ne·​co·​mas·​tia
variants: or chiefly British gynaecomastia \ ˈgī-​nə-​kō-​ˈmas-​tē-​ə How to pronounce gynaecomastia (audio) , ˈjin-​ə-​ How to pronounce gynaecomastia (audio) \

Medical Definition of gynecomastia

: excessive development of the breast in the male

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