men·​or·​rha·​gia | \ ˌme-nə-ˈrā-j(ē-)ə How to pronounce menorrhagia (audio) , -ˈrā-zhə; -ˈrä-jə, -zhə \

Definition of menorrhagia

: abnormally profuse menstrual flow

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Recent Examples on the Web The clinical term for an exceedingly heavy or long period is menorrhagia. Zahra Barnes, SELF, "7 Period Problems You Shouldn’t Ignore," 8 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of menorrhagia

1779, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for menorrhagia

New Latin

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The first known use of menorrhagia was in 1779

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“Menorrhagia.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Apr. 2020.

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men·​or·​rha·​gia | \ ˌmen-ə-ˈrā-j(ē-)ə How to pronounce menorrhagia (audio) , -ˈrā-zhə; -ˈräj-ə How to pronounce menorrhagia (audio) , -ˈräzh- \

Medical Definition of menorrhagia

: abnormally profuse menstrual flow — compare hypermenorrhea, metrorrhagia

Other Words from menorrhagia

menorrhagic \ -​ˈraj-​ik How to pronounce menorrhagic (audio) \ adjective

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