gynaecologist vs gynecologist what difference

what is difference between gynaecologist and gynecologist

English

Alternative forms

  • gynecologist (US), (Canada (common))

Noun

gynaecologist (plural gynaecologists)

  1. (British spelling, Canadian spelling, dated in US) A physician who specialises in diseases of the female reproductive system.
    • 1950, Moya Woodside, Sterilization in North Carolina: A Sociological and Psychological Study, University of North Carolina Press, page 56,
      In the last analysis, the fate of each individual woman rests in the hands of the gynaecologist.
    • 1972, The Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Volume 12, page 194,
      During the past 5 years considerable interest has been shown by gynaecologists in the technique of laparoscopy (Steptoe, 1967; Cohen, 1970).
    • 1995 October 31, Kenya National Assembly Official Record (Hansard), page 2287,
      Mr Shikuku: [] Was there any gynaecologist among those doctors?
      Mr. Angatia: Mr. Speaker, Sir, there was a gynaecologist and also a midwife.
    • 2009, India Today, Volume 34, Issues 36-43, page 592,
      With one of the highest birth rates across the world (22.69 births per thousand), one can be sure that no gynaecologist will be without work in India.

Synonyms

  • gynie (diminutive)

Related terms

  • gynaecology

Translations



English

Alternative forms

  • gynaecologist (Australia, British spelling, Commonwealth of Nations) (Canadian spelling, common)

Etymology

From Ancient Greek γυνή (gunḗ, woman) (genitive form
γυναικός) + -λογία (-logía, branch of study), itself the combination form of -λόγος (-lógos, word, knowledge, reason) .

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˌɡaɪnəˈkɒləd͡ʒɪst/

Noun

gynecologist (plural gynecologists)

  1. (American spelling) (Canadian spelling, common) A physician specializing in diseases of the female reproductive system.

Synonyms

  • gynie (Australian diminutive)

Related terms

  • gynecology
  • obstetrician-gynecologist
  • OB-GYN (US, Canada)

Translations


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