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 Beyond that, though, people with endometriosis often have to deal with the unwarranted shame, stigma, and medical disbelief or even mistreatment that comes from having this kind of reproductive health condition. Zahra Barnes, SELF, 17 May 2021 For example, 90 percent of people with endometriosis experience gastrointestinal issues. Ali Francis, Bon Appétit, 27 Apr. 2021 EndoFound also supported the first-ever House Endometriosis Caucus, which successfully led Congress to approve doubling government funding for endometriosis research. Kristina Mcguirk, Better Homes & Gardens, 20 Apr. 2021 Periods can be affected by a multitude of factors, including stress, thyroid dysfunction, endometriosis and fibroids. BostonGlobe.com, 5 Apr. 2021 And the inflammation that endometriosis causes can also negatively impact fertility in general. Sarah Jacoby, SELF, 17 Nov. 2020 Some women with endometriosis say that deep penetration causes pain. Claire Gillespie, Health.com, 6 May 2021 Why has endometriosis, a disease that affects one in every 10 women, been ignored in science and medicine for so long? Kristen Bellstrom, Fortune, 28 Apr. 2021 For decades, puberty suppression has been used by doctors to treat precocious puberty — abnormally early onset of puberty — in children, as well as endometriosis and prostate cancer in adults. Samantha Schmidt, Washington Post, 22 Apr. 2021

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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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“Endometriosis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/endometriosis. Accessed 17 Jun. 2021.

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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 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

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