metrorrhagia

noun

me·​tror·​rha·​gia ˌmē-trə-ˈrā-j(ē-)ə How to pronounce metrorrhagia (audio)
-ˈrā-zhə;
-ˈrä-jə,
-zhə
: irregular uterine bleeding especially between menstrual periods

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1786, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of metrorrhagia was in 1786

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Cite this Entry

“Metrorrhagia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/metrorrhagia. Accessed 3 Dec. 2022.

Medical Definition

metrorrhagia

noun

me·​tror·​rha·​gia ˌmē-trə-ˈrā-j(ē-)ə How to pronounce metrorrhagia (audio) -ˈrā-zhə; -ˈräj-ə How to pronounce metrorrhagia (audio)
-ˈräzh-
: irregular uterine bleeding especially between menstrual periods compare menorrhagia
metrorrhagic adjective
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