- the branch of medical science that deals with the health maintenance and diseases of women, especially of the reproductive organs. Abbreviation: GYN, gyn
also gynaecological, 1876, from + .
also gynaecology, 1847, from French gynécologie, from Greek gynaik-, comb. form of gyne “woman, female,” from PIE *gwen- “woman” (see ). Second element is from French -logie “study of,” from Greek (see ). Another word for it was gyniatrics.
- The branch of medicine dealing with the administration of health care to women, especially the diagnosis and treatment of disorders affecting the female reproductive organs.
- The scientific study of the female reproductive system, its diseases, and their treatment.
The branch of medicine devoted to the care of women, and particularly to the study and care of the female.