endometriosis

noun
en·​do·​me·​tri·​osis | \ ˌen-dō-ˌmē-trē-ˈō-səs How to pronounce endometriosis (audio) \

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

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Examples of endometriosis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Sophia, 32, has struggled with endometriosis since her teens. Catherine Renton, refinery29.com, "My Urgent Endometriosis Surgery Was Cancelled & Now I Need A Hysterectomy," 17 June 2020 Not everyone with endometriosis, even in more advanced stages, suffers pain or other problems. Katherine Hobson, New York Times, "Know Your Uterus," 18 Apr. 2020 That leaves her with few options to treat her fibromyalgia and endometriosis. NBC News, "Record number of unemployed Americans will stress state Medicaid programs," 2 Apr. 2020 In the past, the singer has been open about her struggles with endometriosis—a condition that causes the tissue that normally lines the uterus to grow outside of it and can lead to infertility in up to half of the women with the diagnosis. Natasha Reda, Glamour, "Halsey Opens Up About Feeling ‘Inadequate’ After Experiencing a Miscarriage," 1 Mar. 2020 Not just as someone with intense period pain due to endometriosis, but also as a C-suite-level marketing professional. Bizzy Whiting, SELF, "I Really Need CBD Brands to Stop Lying to Me About Period Cramps," 5 Nov. 2019 Just getting a diagnosis of endometriosis is a huge privilege. Vogue, "Sea of Shoes’ Jane Aldridge on Her Battle With Endometriosis—And How She’s Coping With Chronic Pain," 1 Apr. 2019 Studies have documented that diseases primarily or only affecting women (chronic fatigue syndrome, endometriosis, polycystic ovary syndrome, fibromyalgia) receive less than their share of research funding. Emmeline Clein, Smithsonian Magazine, "Madame Yale Made a Fortune With the 19th Century’s Version of Goop," 20 Feb. 2020 Kwatra also reminded senators that many women need birth control for reasons unrelated to pregnancy prevention, from acne and endometriosis to early menopause. Maria Polletta, azcentral, "Arizona women could soon get birth control medication without a prescription," 12 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of endometriosis

1925, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for endometriosis

New Latin

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9 Jul 2020

Cite this Entry

“Endometriosis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/endometriosis. Accessed 12 Jul. 2020.

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endometriosis

noun
en·​do·​me·​tri·​osis | \ ˌen-dō-ˌmē-trē-ˈō-səs How to pronounce endometriosis (audio) \
plural endometrioses\ -​ˌsēz How to pronounce endometrioses (audio) \

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

Other Words from endometriosis

endometriotic \ -​trē-​ˈät-​ik How to pronounce endometriotic (audio) \ adjective

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