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Medical Dictionary Definitions A - Z - «G»:

  1. Gymnophobia Gymnophobia
    Gymnophobia: An abnormal and persistent fear of nudity. Sufferers of this phobia experience undue anxiety even though they realize their fear is irrational. They may worry about seeing others naked or being seen naked, or both. Their fear may stem from anxiety about sexuality in general, from a fear...
  2. GYN GYN
    GYN: Short for gynecology and gynecologist. A gynecologist is a doctor who specializes in treating diseases of the female reproductive organs. The word "gynecology" comes from the Greek gyno, gynaikos meaning woman + logia meaning study, so gynecology literally is the study of women. However, t...
  3. Gyne- Gyne-
    Gyne-: Combining form pertaining to women. From the Greek gyno, gynaikos meaning woman....
  4. Gyneco- Gyneco-
    Gyneco-: Combining form pertaining to women, as in gynecoid. From the Greek gyno, gynaikos meaning woman....
  5. Gynecoid Gynecoid
    Gynecoid: Like a woman, womanly, female. The word gynecoid comes from the Greek gyno, gynaikos meaning woman. Gyneco-, gyno-, gyn-, and gyne- are combining forms meaning woman. For example: Gynecoid obesity: Fat distribution in a female fashion. Gynecoid pelvis: A pelvis that is shaped like a woman...
  6. Gynecoid obesity Gynecoid obesity
    Gynecoid obesity: A fat distribution generally characteristic of that of a woman, around the hips, etc. Gynecoid means like a woman, womanly, female. The word gynecoid comes from the Greek gyno, gynaikos meaning woman. Gyneco-, gyno-, gyn-, and gyne- are combining forms meaning woman. For examples: ...
  7. Gynecoid pelvis Gynecoid pelvis
    Gynecoid pelvis: The gynecoid pelvis is one that is generally characteristic of a woman in its bone structure and therefore its shape. Gynecoid means like a woman, womanly, female. The gynecoid pelvis is more delicate, wider and not as high as the male pelvis. The angle of the female pubic arch ...
  8. Gynecologic oncologist Gynecologic oncologist
    Gynecologic oncologist: A physician who specializes in cancers of the female reproductive organs. The training to become a gynecologic oncologist is first that of an obstetrician/gynecologist, followed by 2-4 years of structured training in all effective forms of treatment of gynecologic cancers (s...
  9. Gynecologist Gynecologist
    Gynecologist: A doctor who specializes in treating diseases of the female reproductive organs. The word "gynecologist" comes from the Greek gyno, gynaikos meaning woman + logia meaning study, so a gynecologist is literally a student of women, a women's doctor. However, these days gynecologists d...
  10. Gynecology Gynecology
    Gynecology: The branch of medicine particularly concerned with the health of the female organs of reproduction and diseases thereof. The word "gynecology" comes from the Greek gyno, gynaikos meaning woman + logia meaning study, so gynecology literally is the study of women. However, these days g...
  11. Gynecomastia Gynecomastia
    Gynecomastia: Excessive development of the male breasts. Temporary enlargement of the breasts is not unusual or abnormal in boys during adolescence or during recovery from malnutrition. Gynecomastia may be abnormal as, for example, in Klinefelter's syndrome. ...
  12. Gynephobia Gynephobia
    Gynephobia: An abnormal, irrational and persistent fear of women. Sufferers experience anxiety even though they realize they face no threat. "Gynephobia" is derived from the Greek "gyne" (woman) and "phobos" (fear). Alternate spelling: "gynaephobia." The prefix "gyne-" (or gyn-, gyno-, gynec-, g...
  13. Gyno- Gyno-
    Gyno-: Combining form pertaining to women. From the Greek gyno, gynaikos meaning woman....
  14. Gyri Gyri
    Gyri: The plural of gyrus....
  15. Gyrus Gyrus
    Gyrus: A convolution on the surface of a cerebral hemisphere caused by the infolding of the cerebral cortex. The gyri are bounded by crevices in the cortex called sulci. Many gyri are constant enough in their occurrence as anatomic features that they have been given names as, for example, the cingul...