Definition of gynecoid in US English:



  • 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’
    • ‘A female pelvis may belong to any of the four types (only about half are gynecoid), but intermediate types are more frequent.’
    • ‘This theory is based on android fat being more metabolically active than gynecoid fat.’
    • ‘The gynecoid pelvis is the most common, and the android pelvis has been classically associated with difficult vaginal delivery.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Examples of gynecoid women are Liz Taylor and Marilyn Monroe.’