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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That's the reality of everyday living with endometriosis. Vogue, "Sea of Shoes’ Jane Aldridge on Her Battle With Endometriosis—And How She’s Coping With Chronic Pain," 1 Apr. 2019 At this point, the general medical consensus is that endometriosis happens when the tissue that lines your uterus (endometrium) begins to grow on other organs. Korin Miller, SELF, "Here’s When to See a Doctor About Period Clots," 1 Mar. 2019 The happy news comes after a difficult journey for the couple—both Jason and Brittany have been very open about both of Brittany's pregnancies, including her struggles with endometriosis and in vitro fertilization. Taysha Murtaugh, Country Living, "Jason Aldean's Wife Brittany Just Gave Birth to Their Baby Girl," 5 Feb. 2019 Birth control allows women to plan their futures, participate in the economy, and—for some women with health issues like endometriosis—allows them to get through the day. Cady Drell, Marie Claire, "Brett Kavanaugh Just Called Birth Control “Abortion-Inducing Drugs”," 6 Sep. 2018 If the pain becomes too much to handle, this could be a sign of endometriosis or something more serious. Carolyn Twersky, Seventeen, "7 Period Symptoms That Are Totally Normal," 5 Dec. 2018 According to research, reproductive health conditions like fibroids, polycystic ovarian syndrome, infertility, and endometriosis are all fairly common among the Black community. Teen Vogue, "Period Taboo and Menstrual Cups in the Black Community," 15 Nov. 2018 The conversation led to other conversations about miscarriages, and abortions, and concerns like endometriosis and polycystic ovarian syndrome. Kim Brooks, Harper's BAZAAR, "The New Frontier of Fertility Tests—for Young Women," 1 Nov. 2018 After being diagnosed with an additional mental health condition and undergoing stressful medical ordeals to treat her endometriosis (including a total hysterectomy earlier this year), Dunham’s anxiety only grew. Carolyn L. Todd, SELF, "Lena Dunham Says She's 6 Months Sober After Years of 'Misusing' Her Anti-Anxiety Medication," 30 Oct. 2018

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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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The first known use of endometriosis was in 1925

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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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