Meaning of gynaecomastia in English:



mass nounMedicine
  • Enlargement of a man's breasts, usually due to hormone imbalance or hormone therapy.

    ‘False gynaecomastia or pseudo gynaecomastia is simply breast enlargement due to fatty tissue, and that is incredibly common of course, particularly as men get older.’
    • ‘The patients past medical history included hypertension, coronary artery disease, glaucoma, and gynecomastia of the left breast.’
    • ‘The clinical differential diagnosis included leukemic infiltration of the breast, gynecomastia, and carcinoma.’
    • ‘This article provides details of 7 cases whose profiles resembled findings that have been described in male breasts with gynecomastia.’
    • ‘Side effects may include impotence, decreased libido, breast tenderness, gynecomastia, and ejaculation disorders.’
    • ‘However, this hormone is extremely expensive, and its adverse effects include carpal tunnel syndrome, headache, arthralgias, myalgias and gynecomastia.’
    • ‘The physical examination should focus primarily on signs of liver disease other than jaundice, including bruising, spider angiomas, gynecomastia, testicular atrophy, and palmar erythema.’
    • ‘Klinefelter's syndrome is often marked by gynecomastia, an enlargement of the breast tissue, which Giordano says may also turn out to be a risk factor.’
    • ‘The term gynecomastia is used to describe male breast enlargement.’
    • ‘Some types of liver disease and cancers of several types can produce gynecomastia.’
    • ‘Others experience pain and tenderness in the breasts, which can be a symptom of gynecomastia.’
    • ‘Androgen deprivation did not prove beneficial and has adverse effects such as osteoporosis, weight gain, hot flushes, gynecomastia, impotence and loss of libido.’
    • ‘He acknowledged that gynaecomastia - breast growth - could develop with patches, and impotence was also a risk.’
    • ‘Most swelling that men experience is benign gynecomastia.’
    • ‘Long-term spironolactone therapy has been limited because of its adverse effects, that is, impotence, gynecomastia, hirsutism.’
    • ‘There was mild gynecomastia, but there were no other stigmata of chronic liver disease.’
    • ‘If you have gynaecomastia, the doctor will usually be able to feel a smooth disk-shaped lump behind the nipple; whereas cancerous lumps are usually more bumpy and uneven.’
    • ‘Further, serotonin blockade prevents dopamine from increasing prolactin levels thereby relieving patients of the adverse effects of galactorrhea, amenorrhea, and gynecomastia.’
    • ‘In the chest men often develop fat deposits around the breasts, a condition called gynecomastia.’
    • ‘Men who develop gynecomastia often fear that they are at higher risk for breast cancer.’



/ˌɡʌɪnɪkə(ʊ)ˈmastɪə/ /ɡʌɪˈniːkə(ʊ)mastɪə/ /dʒʌɪnɪkə(ʊ)ˈmastɪə/