Entry from US English dictionary
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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