dysmenorrhea

play
noun dys·men·or·rhea \(ˌ)dis-ˌme-nə-ˈrē-ə\

Definition of dysmenorrhea

  1. :  painful menstruation

dysmenorrheic

play \-ˈrē-ik\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of dysmenorrhea

New Latin


First Known Use: circa 1810


Medical Dictionary

dysmenorrhea

noun dys·men·or·rhea
variants: or chiefly British

dysmenorrhoea

\(ˌ)dis-ˌmen-ə-ˈrē-ə\play

Medical Definition of dysmenorrhea

  1. :  painful menstruation—see spasmodic dysmenorrhea

dysmenorrheic

or chiefly British

dysmenorrhoeic

\-ˈrē-ik\play adjective

Learn More about dysmenorrhea


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up dysmenorrhea? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

a lively discussion

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

  • istock-refers-to-this-as-a-tumble-of-strawberries-which-sounded-pretty-nice-to-us
  • Which is a synonym of garner?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!