men·​or·​rha·​gia ˌme-nə-ˈrā-j(ē-)ə How to pronounce menorrhagia (audio)
: abnormally profuse menstrual flow

Examples of menorrhagia in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The clinical term for an exceedingly heavy or long period is menorrhagia. Zahra Barnes, SELF, 8 Mar. 2018

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Word History


New Latin

First Known Use

1779, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of menorrhagia was in 1779

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“Menorrhagia.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Dec. 2023.

Medical Definition


men·​or·​rha·​gia ˌmen-ə-ˈrā-j(ē-)ə How to pronounce menorrhagia (audio) -ˈrā-zhə; -ˈräj-ə How to pronounce menorrhagia (audio)
: abnormally profuse menstrual flow compare hypermenorrhea, metrorrhagia
menorrhagic adjective

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