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ædœ- + -ology, from Ancient Greek: αἰδοῖα (aidoia, “privy parts, pudenda”) in conjunction with λόγος (logos, “explanation, narrative”).
- (rare, medicine) Study of human genitalia.
- 1893, Sydney Barrington Elliot, page III:
- A Treatise on Generative Life.
- Including Pre‐natal influence, Limitation of Offspring, and Hygiene of the Generative System.