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endometriosis

noun en·do·me·tri·osis \ˌen-dō-ˌmē-trē-ˈō-səs\

Definition of ENDOMETRIOSIS

:  the presence and growth of functioning endometrial tissue in places other than the uterus that often results in severe pain and infertility

Origin of ENDOMETRIOSIS

New Latin
First Known Use: 1925

endometriosis

noun en·do·me·tri·osis \ˌen-dō-ˌmē-trē-ˈō-səs\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural en·do·me·tri·oses \-ˌsēz\

Medical Definition of ENDOMETRIOSIS

:  the presence and growth of functioning endometrial tissue in places other than the uterus that often results in severe pain and infertility—see adenomyosis
en·do·me·tri·ot·ic \-trē-ˈät-ik\ adjective

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