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metrorrhagia

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noun me·tror·rha·gia \ˌmē-trə-ˈrā-j(ē-)ə, -ˈrā-zhə; -ˈrä-jə, -zhə\

Definition of metrorrhagia

  1. :  irregular uterine bleeding especially between menstrual periods



Origin and Etymology of metrorrhagia

New Latin, from metro- womb (from Greek mētra, from mētr-, mētēr mother) + -rrhagia — more at mother


First Known Use: 1879


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metrorrhagia

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noun me·tror·rha·gia \ˌmē-trə-ˈrā-j(ē-)ə, -ˈrā-zhə; -ˈräj-ə, -ˈräzh-\

Medical Definition of metrorrhagia

  1. :  irregular uterine bleeding especially between menstrual periods—compare menorrhagia

metrorrhagic

\-ˈraj-ik\play adjective



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