metrorrhagia

play
noun me·tror·rha·gia \ ˌmē-trə-ˈrā-j(ē-)ə , -ˈrā-zhə ; -ˈrä-jə , -zhə \

Definition of metrorrhagia

:irregular uterine bleeding especially between menstrual periods

Origin and Etymology of metrorrhagia

New Latin, from metro- womb (from Greek mētra, from mētr-, mētēr mother) + -rrhagia — more at mother


Medical Dictionary

metrorrhagia

play
noun me·tror·rha·gia \ ˌmē-trə-ˈrā-j(ē-)ə , -ˈrā-zhə; -ˈräj-ə , -ˈräzh- \

medical Definition of metrorrhagia

:irregular uterine bleeding especially between menstrual periods — compare menorrhagia

metrorrhagic

play \-ˈraj-ik\ adjective

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up metrorrhagia? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

a strongly worded attack

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Merriam-Webster's New Words Quiz—Fall 2017 Edition!

  • young-plant-shoots
  • Which of the following is a new sense of the word bunny?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!