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a combining form with the meanings “rupture,” “profuse discharge,” “abnormal flow,” used in the formation of compound words:
Also, -rhagia, -rhage, -rrhage, -rhagy, -rrhagy.
Origin of -rrhagia
< Greek -rrhagia, combining form akin to rhēgnýnai to break, burst, shatter Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for -rrhagia


combining form
(in pathology) an abnormal discharge or flow: menorrhagia
Word Origin
from Greek -rrhagia a bursting forth, from rhēgnunai to burst, break
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-rrhagia in Medicine

-rrhagia suff.
An abnormal or excessive flow or discharge: menorrhagia.

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