Definition of gynaecology in English:


Line breaks: gy¦nae|col¦ogy
Pronunciation: /ˌɡʌɪnɪˈkɒlədʒi
(US gynecology)


[mass noun]
The branch of physiology and medicine which deals with the functions and diseases specific to women and girls, especially those affecting the reproductive system.
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  • Fields of application include cardiology, emergency medicine, obstetrics / gynecology, radiology, surgery, and vascular.
  • We believe that product can reach all areas of the anatomy, and might have neurology, cardiovascular disease, urology, gynecology, and other applications.
  • There are also organised integrated courses for physicians from different fields - internal medicine, neurology, obstetrics and gynecology and oncology.



Pronunciation: /-kəˈlɒdʒɪk/
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  • The nurse practitioner obstetric / gynecologic liaison developed a quality improvement monitor to be used for peer review in the future if indicated.
  • All patients were hospitalized and were scheduled to undergo gynecologic, orthopedic, urologic, vascular, or general surgery.
  • Participants accepted in the sample were required to be free of oral contraceptives, intrauterine contraceptive devices, and gynecologic illnesses.


Pronunciation: /-kəˈlɒdʒɪk(ə)l/
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  • Coeducational treatment facilities have been criticized for insufficient attention to women's needs, including lack of female staff role models, as well as lack of obstetrical, gynecological, and child care services.
  • Pregnancy and other gynecological care needs are a consideration for women who are incarcerated.
  • Quantitative studies of the vaginal flora of healthy women and of obstetric and gynaecological patients.


Pronunciation: /-kəˈlɒdʒɪk(ə)li/
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  • The saddle is designed gynaecologically in such a manner to provide maximum comfort to women while riding the bicycle.
  • She had in the past voiced her opposition to the Parliament's decision to gynecologically examine all girls, saying it was degrading.
  • Hypoallergenic, dermatologically and gynaecologically tested, this product is ideal to use during pregnancy and as a new mum to gently cleanse, protect and care for your skin.


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  • Awareness among obstetricians, gynaecologists, general practitioners, and accident and emergency doctors is essential in making a timely diagnosis of ectopic pregnancy.
  • A specialist is a doctor who has chosen and trained in a speciality area, e.g. paediatrician, surgeon, gynaecologist.
  • Incontinence may be successfully treated by a variety of physicians including general practice or family practice physicians, urologists, or gynecologists depending on the cause of complexity of the particular case.

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