Definition of gynecoid in English:

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gynecoid

Pronunciation: /ˈjiniˌkoid/ /ˈɡīni-/ /ˈjīni-/

Entry from US English dictionary

adjective

Relating to or characteristic of a woman: people with a pear-shaped figure—also known as the gynecoid pattern because it is more common in women—tend to carry extra weight on their thighs and buttocks
More example sentences
  • Differences in body-fat distribution (i.e., gynecoid versus android) associated with an altered metabolic profile were documented in the medical literature 50 years ago.
  • This theory is based on android fat being more metabolically active than gynecoid fat.
  • Examples of gynecoid women are Liz Taylor and Marilyn Monroe.

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Syllabification: gy·ne·coid

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