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Definition of «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's.
  • Gynecologic oncologist: A doctor specializing in diagnosing and treating cancers of the female reproductive organs.
  • Gynecologist: A doctor trained to treat diseases of the female reproductive organs.
  • Gynecology: The study of the diseases of the female reproductive organs and the breasts.
  • Gynecomastia: Excessive development of the male breast (so that it is female-like).

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