ob-gyn

noun
\ ˌō-(ˌ)bē-ˈjin How to pronounce ob-gyn (audio) , -(ˌ)jē-(ˌ)wī-ˈen \
plural ob-gyns

Definition of ob-gyn

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a physician who specializes in obstetrics and gynecology

Definition of OB-GYN (Entry 2 of 2)

obstetrics-gynecology

First Known Use of ob-gyn

Noun

circa 1960, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ob-gyn

Noun

from earlier ob-gyn (noun or abbreviation) "obstetrics and gynecology," from ob(stetrics) + gyn(ecology)

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“Ob-gyn.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ob-gyn. Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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ob-gyn

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How to pronounce OB-GYN (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of ob-gyn

US, medical : a doctor who deals with the birth of children and with diseases that affect the reproductive system of women

ob-gyn

noun
\ ˌō-(ˌ)bē-ˈjin How to pronounce ob-gyn (audio) , -(ˌ)jē-(ˌ)wī-ˈen How to pronounce ob-gyn (audio) \
plural ob-gyns

Medical Definition of ob-gyn

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a physician who specializes in obstetrics and gynecology

Medical Definition of OB-GYN (Entry 2 of 2)

obstetrics-gynecology

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