amenorrhea

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noun amen·or·rhea \ˌā-ˌme-nə-ˈrē-ə, ˌä-\

Definition of amenorrhea

  1. :  abnormal absence or suppression of menses

amenorrheic

play \-ˈrē-ik\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of amenorrhea

New Latin, from a- + Greek mēn month + New Latin -o- + -rrhea — more at moon


First Known Use: circa 1771


Medical Dictionary

amenorrhea

noun amen·or·rhea
variants: or chiefly British

amenorrhoea

\ˌā-ˌmen-ə-ˈrē-ə, ˌäm-ˌen-\play

Medical Definition of amenorrhea

  1. :  abnormal absence or suppression of menstruation—see primary amenorrhea, secondary amenorrhea

amenorrheic

or chiefly British

amenorrhoeic

\-ˈrē-ik\play adjective


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