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endometriosis

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

Definition of endometriosis

  1. :  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


Medical Dictionary

endometriosis

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

Medical Definition of endometriosis

plural endometrioses \-ˌsēz\play

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

endometriotic \-trē-ˈät-ik\play adjective



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