gyno-, gyn-, gynaeco-, gyneco-, gyne-, -gynia, -gynic, gynec-, -gynist, -gynous, -gyny

(Greek: woman, women, female, females)

Many of the words from these Greek elements refer to botanic or other biological nomenclature.

gynemimism
1. Adoption of feminine manners by a man.
2. The full-time miming of a female by a male. It appears to be much more widespread than its counterpart in the female, andromimesis, and it has been reported in many different cultures.
gyneocology
That branch of medicine dealing with the diseases of women; especially diseases of genitourinary organs.
gyneocracy
A government ruled by a woman or women.
gyneolatry
The worship of women.
gynephilia
In psychiatry, sexual love of a woman by a man (male gynephilia) or by another woman (female gynephilia).
gynephobia
The dread of being with women or a morbid fear of women in general.
gynephoric
Pertaining to inheritance sex-linked to the X chromosome.
gynepogon (s) (noun), gynepogons (pl)
A woman who has a beard.
gynethics
A reference to female ethics.
gynethusia
The sacrifice of women.
gyniatrician
A physician who specializes in gyniatrics.
gyniatrics, gyniatry
That branch of medicine dealing with the diseases of women; especially diseases of genitourinary organs; treatment of the diseases of women.
gynic
Female.
gynics
The field of knowledge having specific relation to women.
gynocracy
1. Government by a woman; a state in which women are legally capable of the supreme command; e.g. in Great Britain (Queen).
2. The government, or political rule, of women.
3. Government by a woman, or women; sometimes in a depreciative sense; "petticoat rule".

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Related "woman, female" units: anilo-; fem-; mulie-; virgo-.