Definition of gynaecomastia in English:

gynaecomastia

(US gynecomastia)

noun

Medicine
  • [mass noun] Enlargement of a man's breasts, usually due to hormone imbalance or hormone therapy.

    • ‘Others experience pain and tenderness in the breasts, which can be a symptom of gynecomastia.’
    • ‘False gynaecomastia or pseudo gynaecomastia is simply breast enlargement due to fatty tissue, and that is incredibly common of course, particularly as men get older.’
    • ‘Klinefelter's syndrome is often marked by gynecomastia, an enlargement of the breast tissue, which Giordano says may also turn out to be a risk factor.’
    • ‘Most swelling that men experience is benign gynecomastia.’
    • ‘Men who develop gynecomastia often fear that they are at higher risk for breast cancer.’
    • ‘This article provides details of 7 cases whose profiles resembled findings that have been described in male breasts with gynecomastia.’
    • ‘Side effects may include impotence, decreased libido, breast tenderness, gynecomastia, and ejaculation disorders.’
    • ‘If you have gynaecomastia, the doctor will usually be able to feel a smooth disk-shaped lump behind the nipple; whereas cancerous lumps are usually more bumpy and uneven.’
    • ‘Androgen deprivation did not prove beneficial and has adverse effects such as osteoporosis, weight gain, hot flushes, gynecomastia, impotence and loss of libido.’
    • ‘Further, serotonin blockade prevents dopamine from increasing prolactin levels thereby relieving patients of the adverse effects of galactorrhea, amenorrhea, and gynecomastia.’
    • ‘In the chest men often develop fat deposits around the breasts, a condition called gynecomastia.’
    • ‘Some types of liver disease and cancers of several types can produce gynecomastia.’
    • ‘Long-term spironolactone therapy has been limited because of its adverse effects, that is, impotence, gynecomastia, hirsutism.’
    • ‘However, this hormone is extremely expensive, and its adverse effects include carpal tunnel syndrome, headache, arthralgias, myalgias and gynecomastia.’
    • ‘There was mild gynecomastia, but there were no other stigmata of chronic liver disease.’
    • ‘The term gynecomastia is used to describe male breast enlargement.’
    • ‘The patients past medical history included hypertension, coronary artery disease, glaucoma, and gynecomastia of the left breast.’
    • ‘The physical examination should focus primarily on signs of liver disease other than jaundice, including bruising, spider angiomas, gynecomastia, testicular atrophy, and palmar erythema.’
    • ‘The clinical differential diagnosis included leukemic infiltration of the breast, gynecomastia, and carcinoma.’
    • ‘He acknowledged that gynaecomastia - breast growth - could develop with patches, and impotence was also a risk.’

Pronunciation:

gynaecomastia

/ˌɡʌɪnɪkə(ʊ)ˈmastɪə//ɡʌɪˈniːkə(ʊ)mastɪə//dʒʌɪnɪkə(ʊ)ˈmastɪə/