endometriosis

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noun en·do·me·tri·osis \ˌen-dō-ˌmē-trē-ˈō-səs\

Definition of endometriosis

  1. :  the presence and growth of functioning endometrial tissue in places other than the uterus that often results in severe pain and infertility

Origin and Etymology of endometriosis

New Latin


First Known Use: 1925


Medical Dictionary

endometriosis

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noun en·do·me·tri·osis \ˌen-dō-ˌmē-trē-ˈō-səs\

Medical Definition of endometriosis

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endometrioses

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  1. :  the presence and growth of functioning endometrial tissue in places other than the uterus that often results in severe pain and infertility—see adenomyosis

endometriotic

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