gynaecology vs gynecology what difference

what is difference between gynaecology and gynecology

English

Etymology

From gynaeco- +‎ -logy.

Noun

gynaecology (usually uncountable, plural gynaecologies) (British spelling, Commonwealth of Nations) (Canadian spelling, common)

  1. Alternative form of gynecology

Derived terms

  • gynaecological
  • gynaecologist


English

Alternative forms

  • gynaecology (British spelling, Commonwealth of Nations) (Canadian spelling, common)
  • gynæcology (archaic)

Etymology

From French gynécologie, from Ancient Greek γυνή (gunḗ, woman) + -logie (-logy). Replaced earlier gyniatrics.

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˌɡaɪnɪˈkɒlədʒi/, /ˌdʒaɪnɪˈkɒlədʒi/ (archaic)
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˌɡaɪnəˈkɑlədʒi/, /ˌdʒaɪnəˈkɑlədʒi/ (archaic)

Noun

gynecology (usually uncountable, plural gynecologies) (American spelling) (Canadian spelling, common)

  1. The study of, or the branch of medicine specializing in, the medical problems of women, especially disorders of the reproductive organs.

Derived terms

  • gynecological
  • gynecologist

Related terms

  • obstetrician-gynecologist

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