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"gyno" is from "gyn" (woman) spoken by people of Greece starting about 1000 B.C.


In this sense, it is a word added to another word to form a new word.

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grammar is modifier

"gyno-" is a type of prefix


A prefix added to the start of a word. Indicates that "female" modifies the word. Created to expand meanings. Can be used with many words to form new words.

Examples of how the word is used

gyno- illustration This site is dedicated to the encouragement of the science and practice of gynaecology.
gyno- illustration There exists a different term for 'women's rule,' namely gynocracy.