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 [gi″nĕ-] , [jin″ĕ-kol´ah-je]
the study of diseases unique to women, especially those of the genital tract and breasts.

gy·ne·col·o·gy (GYN),

(gī'nĕ-kol'ŏ-jē, jin-ĕ-), Although the first syllable of this word is correctly pronounced jīn, it is often pronounced gīn, gĭn, or jĭn.
The medical specialty concerned with diseases of the female genital tract, as well as endocrinology and reproductive physiology of the female.
[gyneco- + G. logos, study]


/gy·ne·col·o·gy/ (-kol´ah-je) the branch of medicine dealing with diseases of the genital tract in women.


(gī′nĭ-kŏl′ə-jē, jĭn′ĭ-)
The branch of medicine dealing with health care for women, especially the diagnosis and treatment of disorders affecting the female reproductive system.

gy′ne·co·log′i·cal (-kə-lŏj′ĭ-kəl), gy′ne·co·log′ic adj.
gy′ne·col′o·gist n.

gynecology (gyn)

[gī′nəkol′əjē, jī′-, jin′-]
Etymology: Gk, gyne + logos, science
the study of diseases of the female reproductive organs, including the breasts. Unlike most specialties in medicine, gynecology encompasses surgical and nonsurgical expertise. It is frequently studied and practiced in conjunction with obstetrics. Also spelled gynaecology. gynecologic, gynecological, adj.


The science of diagnosing and treating disorders of the female genital tract and reproductive system.


The specialty of health care that addresses the physiology and pathology of nonpregnant ♀. See Alternative gynecology, Urogynecology. Cf Obstetrics.


(GYN) (gī'nĕ-kol'ŏ-jē)
The medical specialty concerned with diseases of the female genital tract, as well as endocrinology and reproductive physiology of the female.
Synonym(s): gynaecology.
[gyneco- + G. logos, study]

Patient discussion about gynecology

Q. What is ovarian cyst and why is it painful? Is that pathological? Dangerous? Need information please.

A. don’t worry- ovarian cyst is usually a natural thin. It shouldn’t be of a problem. And if you need to hear it from a gynecologist:

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