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Meaning of "gynaecomastia" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD GYNAECOMASTIA

From gynaeco- + Greek mastos breast.
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PRONUNCIATION OF GYNAECOMASTIA

gynaecomastia  [ˌɡaɪnɪkəʊˈmæstɪə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF GYNAECOMASTIA

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Gynaecomastia is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES GYNAECOMASTIA MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Gynecomastia

Gynecomastia /ˌɡaɪnɨkɵˈmæstiə/ is a common condition characterized by the benign enlargement of breast tissue in males. It may occur transiently in newborns. Half or more of adolescent boys have some breast development during puberty. Newborn and adolescent males frequently experience temporary gynecomastia due to the influence of maternal hormones and hormonal changes during puberty, respectively. Gynecomastia may arise as an abnormal condition associated with disease, such as Klinefelter syndrome, metabolic disorders, as a side-effect of medication, or as a result of the natural decrease of testosterone production in older males. In adolescent boys, the condition is often a source of psychological distress; however, 75% of pubertal gynecomastia cases resolve within two years of onset without treatment.

Definition of gynaecomastia in the English dictionary

The definition of gynaecomastia in the dictionary is abnormal overdevelopment of the breasts in a man.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH GYNAECOMASTIA


Adrastea
əˈdræstɪə
austere
ɒˈstɪə
decastere
ˈdɛkəˌstɪə
decistere
ˈdɛsɪˌstɪə
dustier
ˈdʌstɪə
feistier
ˈfaɪstɪə
gynecomastia
ˌɡaɪnɪkəʊˈmæstɪə
Hestia
ˈhɛstɪə
izvestia
ɪzˈvestɪə
mustier
ˈmʌstɪə
Ostia
ˈɒstɪə
oversteer
ˌəʊvəˈstɪə
pastier
ˈpeɪstɪə
Philistia
fɪˈlɪstɪə
polymastia
ˌpɒlɪˈmæstɪə
steer
stɪə
stere
stɪə
testier
ˈtestɪə
understeer
ˈʌndəˌstɪə
vastier
ˈvɑːstɪə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE GYNAECOMASTIA

gynae
gynaecea
gynaeceum
gynaecia
gynaecium
gynaecocracies
gynaecocracy
gynaecocratic
gynaecoid
gynaecologic
gynaecological
gynaecologist
gynaecology
gynaecomasty
gynandrism
gynandromorph
gynandromorphic
gynandromorphism
gynandromorphous
gynandromorphy

WORDS THAT END LIKE GYNAECOMASTIA

Bastia
Boeotia
Buryatia
consortia
Constantia
Croatia
Dalmatia
dementia
Helvetia
inertia
kentia
militia
Nova Scotia
Ossetia
periodontia
Placentia
poinsettia
scotia
Valentia
Venetia

Synonyms and antonyms of gynaecomastia in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «gynaecomastia» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF GYNAECOMASTIA

Find out the translation of gynaecomastia to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of gynaecomastia from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «gynaecomastia» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

男性乳房发育
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

ginecomastia
570 millions of speakers

English

gynaecomastia
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

gynaecomastia
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

تثدي
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

гинекомастия
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

ginecomastia
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

gynaecomastia
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

gynécomastie
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Gynaecomastia
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Gynäkomastie
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

女性化乳房
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

gynaecomastia
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Gynaecomastia
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

gynaecomastia
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஆண் முலைப் பெருக்கம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

स्त्रीकॅमिया
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

jinekomasti
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

ginecomastia
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

ginekomastia
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

гінекомастія
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

ginecomastie
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

γυναικομαστία
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

ginekomastie
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

gynekomasti
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

gynekomasti
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of gynaecomastia

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «GYNAECOMASTIA»

The term «gynaecomastia» is regularly used and occupies the 93.047 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «GYNAECOMASTIA» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about gynaecomastia

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «GYNAECOMASTIA»

Discover the use of gynaecomastia in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to gynaecomastia and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Abolish (Gynaecomastia) Man Boobs:
R Smith. need to walk for about thirty minutes each day. If you are living on a busy schedule and you are not able to manage a walking schedule each day, then you should at least try to walk four days a week. When youare walking, youwill be ...
R Smith, 2012
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Medical Surgical Nursing
MALE BREAST PROBLEMS Gynaecomastia Gynaecomastia, a transient enlargement of one or both breasts is the most common breast problem in men. It usually occurs in pubertal boys during the time of rapid testicular growth between the ...
Basavanthappa, 2003
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Oxford Handbook of Clinical and Laboratory Investigation
Gynaecomastia results from an excessive effect of oestrogens or a raised oestrogen/testosterone ratio. Causes are summarized in Table 2.19. True gynaecomastia should be associated with palpable breast tissue and distinguished from ...
Drew Provan, 2010
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French's Index of Differential Diagnosis, 15th Edition An A-Z
Neonatal gynaecomastia Approximately 70 per cent of male neonates have some breast enlargement. In just over half of these cases, fluid ('witch's milk') can be expressed on squeezing. The breast enlargement is probably due to the effect of ...
Mark T. Kinirons, Harold Ellis, 2011
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Lecture Notes: Endocrinology and Diabetes
Gynaecomastia is a benign proliferation of the glandular tissue of the male breast (Fig. 20.1). It is usually bilateral but may be unilateral. Gynaecomastia must be differentiated from pseudogynaecomastia (due to excessive adipose tissue ...
Amir H. Sam, Karim Meeran, 2013
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Clinical Biochemistry: Metabolic and Clinical Aspects
Excessive developmentofthe malemammary glands withincreasesin both stromal and glandulartissue (gynaecomastia)accounts for~70%ofmale breast disorders. Inthe male, breast development may vary from a small subareolar button ...
William J. Marshall, Márta Lapsley, Andrew Day, 2014
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The Evidence for Plastic Surgery
There are many classifications for gynaecomastia 7-9, the most practical being that proposed by Simon 7 (Table 2), as it takes into consideration not only the size of the breast but also the amount of redundant skin. There is still an overlap ...
Christopher Stone,, 2008
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Andrology for the Clinician
1.10.1.3 Clinical Features The term “gynaecomastia” is used in all types of increased breast volume and increased swelling of the male breast region, irrespective of the consistence and of the degree of swelling (Fig. 1.10.2). Khan and Blamey ...
Wolf-Bernhard Schill, Frank H. Comhaire, Timothy B. Hargreave, 2006
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Breast Surgery: Companion to Specialist Surgical Practice
Figure 17.13 I Bilateral senescent gynaecomastia. Gynaecomastia can occur from any age and pres— ents as a concentric painful swelling. It is a common condition, occurring in at least 35% of men at some time in their life. It is benign and ...
J Michael Dixon, 2013
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Paediatric Symptom Sorter
In obese boys the breasts are enlarged due to fat tissue accumulation ( pseudogynaecomastia), which may mimic gynaecomastia. In gynaecomastia, a firm or rubbery disc of tissue cam be felt; in adipose-tissue no such disc of tissue is present.
A. Sahib El-Radhi, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «GYNAECOMASTIA»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term gynaecomastia is used in the context of the following news items.
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5 facts about fat and your breast
I will write more about fat grafting next week. 5. Men can have fatty breast, too—it's called fatty gynaecomastia. This is very different from breast ... «Trinidad Guardian, Jul 15»
2
Man boobs: What's to blame
Gynaecomastia - better known as "man boobs" - is just one of the effects that can happen when a man has heightened levels of the female ... «New Zealand Herald, Jun 15»
3
Cosmetic Surgery: The New Kid On The Block Is FAT!
The abdomen, thighs, hips, flanks, calves, buttocks, back, axilla, arms, the face and neck, it is also used to treat male breasts (Gynaecomastia). «Focus News, Jun 15»
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Male Breast: The latest growing problem and its solution
Medically, Gynaecomastia or male breast enlargement is an endocrinal disorder which results in benign enlargement of breast tissue in males. «indiatvnews.com, Jun 15»
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A growing epidemic of male boobs in India: Is Bollywood to blame or …
The problem of breast enlargement in men is called gynaecomastia. Gynaecomastia is a medical term which is derived from the Greek work for ... «Firstpost, Jun 15»
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Male 'boobs' a growing problem
Called gynaecomastia in medical terms, breast enlargement in men is caused by imbalance in male and female hormones—androgens and ... «Times of India, Jun 15»
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Male Central Hypogonadism Secondary to Exogenous Androgens
... of AAS, with users attempting to minimize or mitigate the unwanted side effects (principally ASIH and gynaecomastia) arising from the androgenic properties. «Medscape, May 15»
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Hormone oestrogen linked to male breast cancer
... are unlikely to be caused by breast cancer, as the vast majority of male breast lumps are caused by a condition called gynaecomastia. «NHS Choices, May 15»
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Side effects of steroid use detailed in research
... sweating, increased feeling of well-being, depressive mood states, loss of head hair, and gynaecomastia (enlarged breast tissue in men). «Medical Xpress, May 15»
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New Horizons in Testosterone and the Ageing Male
... poor beard growth, infertility (with azoospermia), tall stature, sparse pubic hair, gynaecomastia, decreased muscle mass, decreased muscle strength, low bone ... «Medscape, Apr 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Gynaecomastia [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/gynaecomastia>. Oct 2020 ».
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