gynecoid

gynecoid
I. \\ˈ ̷ ̷nə̇ˌkȯid — see gyn-\ adjective
Etymology: gynec- + -oid
1.
a. : having female characteristics : typical of a woman

a gynecoid distribution of fat

the gynecoid form of certain castrates

b. [of the pelvis] : having the rounded form typical of the human female — compare android
2. : of, relating to, or exhibiting the characteristics of a gynecoid
II. noun (-s)
: an individual (as an egg-laying worker ant) that functions as a fully developed female although structurally incomplete

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • gynecoid — adjective Date: 1907 typical or characteristic of the human female < gynecoid pelvis > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Gynecoid obesity — A fat distribution generally characteristic of that of a woman, around the hips, etc. Gynecoid means like a woman, womanly, female. The word gynecoid comes from the Greek gyno, gynaikos meaning woman. Gyneco , gyno , gyn , and gyne are combining… …   Medical dictionary

  • Gynecoid pelvis — The gynecoid pelvis is one that is generally characteristic of a woman in its bone structure and therefore its shape. Gynecoid means like a woman, womanly, female. The gynecoid pelvis is more delicate, wider and not as high as the male pelvis.… …   Medical dictionary

  • gynecoid — n. [Gr. gynaiko, womanly; eidos, like] (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) In Hymenoptera, a large egg laying worker ant …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • gynecoid — /jin i koyd , guy ni , juy ni /, adj. of or like a woman. [1905 10; GYNEC + OID] * * * …   Universalium

  • gynecoid — gyne·coid …   English syllables

  • gynecoid — gy•ne•coid [[t]ˈgaɪ nɪˌkɔɪd, ˈdʒɪn ɪ [/t]] adj. of or like a woman • Etymology: 1905–10; < Gkgynaik , s. ofgynḗwoman + oid …   From formal English to slang

  • Obesity, gynecoid — A fat distribution generally characteristic of that of a woman, around the hips, etc. Gynecoid means like a woman, womanly, female. The word gynecoid comes from the Greek gyno, gynaikos meaning woman. Gyneco , gyno , gyn , and gyne are combining… …   Medical dictionary

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