Definition of gynaecology in English:

gynaecology

(US gynecology)

noun

  • [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.

    • ‘Perioperative nurses may find themselves in a practice setting that focuses on obstetrics, gynecology, and/or breast cancer-related surgery.’
    • ‘They studied women who were referred to a Scottish teaching hospital's gynecology clinic for treatment of menorrhagia.’
    • ‘The number of training posts in obstetrics and gynaecology has continued to fall over the past three years, leaving the specialty facing a deficit of consultants.’
    • ‘‘Misuse of oral contraceptives results in about one million unintended pregnancies a year,’ said an assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology.’
    • ‘Consider seeking opinions from doctors in specialties such as obstetrics and gynecology, women's health, and interventional radiology.’
    • ‘There are also organised integrated courses for physicians from different fields - internal medicine, neurology, obstetrics and gynecology and oncology.’
    • ‘As specialists in reproductive endocrinology and reproductive gynecology, we frequently are referred these rather unusual cases and can surgically correct most of the conditions that arise.’
    • ‘We performed a questionnaire based survey of miscarriage services in all 26 consultant led gynaecology and obstetric units in Scotland.’
    • ‘Some male nurses have found that they have not been able to practice in certain areas, such as obstetrics / gynecology or the delivery room.’
    • ‘It will carry out general surgery, orthopaedics, gastroenterology, gynaecology, plastics and urology procedures.’
    • ‘Islamic medicine usually regarded the female body in terms of gynaecology and obstetrics, and chapters on women's health and illness more often than not discussed nothing else.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘In-depth interviews of physicians from the surgical, orthopedic, obstetric and gynecology, and anesthesia department were conducted.’
    • ‘He was director of obstetrics and gynecology and associate director of the family practice residency in the Department of Family and Community Medicine.’
    • ‘He worked as a senior house officer and registrar in gynaecology and obstetrics until 1980, when he changed career to general practice.’
    • ‘It draws most heavily on internal medicine, paediatrics, obstetrics and gynaecology, surgery, psychiatry and preventive medicine.’
    • ‘‘Miscarriages are usually the result of a defect in the fetus, not in the mother,’ says the professor and head of obstetrics and gynecology.’
    • ‘This growth in litigation has occurred across the range of medical specialties, although the most pronounced growth has been in claims arising from obstetrics and gynaecology.’
    • ‘However, as an intern on rotation to obstetrics and gynaecology, I feel that I must have attended a billion deliveries this month.’

Pronunciation:

gynaecology

/ˌɡʌɪnɪˈkɒlədʒi/