menorrhagia

noun
men·​or·​rha·​gia | \ˌme-nə-ˈrā-j(ē-)ə, -ˈrā-zhə;-ˈrä-jə, -zhə\

Definition of menorrhagia 

: abnormally profuse menstrual flow

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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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menorrhagia

noun
men·​or·​rha·​gia | \ˌmen-ə-ˈrā-j(ē-)ə, -ˈrā-zhə; -ˈräj-ə, -ˈräzh-\

Medical Definition of menorrhagia 

: abnormally profuse menstrual flow — compare hypermenorrhea, metrorrhagia

Other Words from menorrhagia

menorrhagic \ -​ˈraj-​ik \ adjective

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