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

Examples of endometriosis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web My own journey with endometriosis is testament to that. Lucia Osborne-crowley, refinery29.com, 26 July 2022 Dunham has been open about wanting to be a mother and her experience with infertility after having her cervix, uterus and one ovary removed at the age of 31 due to chronic endometriosis. Vanessa Etienne, PEOPLE.com, 19 Jan. 2022 The comment was likely a reference to the star's painful and ongoing battle with endometriosis. Breanna Bell, PEOPLE.com, 6 July 2022 Frances’s experience isn’t universal, but the series captures the emotional and physical agony of endometriosis. Elena Hilton, Glamour, 17 May 2022 Symptoms of endometriosis range from long-term pelvic pain, heavy menstrual bleeding, painful bowel movements, and sensitive bladder. Aley Arion, Essence, 23 Mar. 2022 Accurate representation also came from Rooney and director Lenny Abrahamson’s decision to explicitly portray Frances’ struggle with endometriosis on screen. Maggie Zhou, refinery29.com, 16 May 2022 Halsey has long shared details of their experience with endometriosis. Jack Irvin, PEOPLE.com, 25 Apr. 2022 With endometriosis, cells that should grow inside the uterus can instead grow on areas like the fallopian tubes, ovaries, or pelvic walls. Serena Coady, SELF, 4 Apr. 2022 See More

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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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3 Aug 2022

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“Endometriosis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/endometriosis. Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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More Definitions for endometriosis

endometriosis

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

More from Merriam-Webster on endometriosis

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about endometriosis

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