gy·ne·col·o·gy (gī′nĭ-kŏlə-jē, jĭn′ĭ-)
The branch of medicine dealing with health care for women, especially the diagnosis and treatment of disorders affecting the female reproductive system.
gy′ne·co·logi·cal (-kə-lŏjĭ-kəl), gy′ne·co·logic adj.
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