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metrorrhagia

[mee-truh-rey-jee-uh, -juh, me-]
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noun Pathology.
  1. nonmenstrual discharge of blood from the uterus; uterine hemorrhage.

Origin of metrorrhagia

From New Latin, dating back to 1770–80; see origin at metro-2, -rrhagia
Related formsme·tror·rhag·ic [mee-truh-raj-ik, me-] /ˌmi trəˈrædʒ ɪk, ˌmɛ-/, adjective
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Examples from the Web for metrorrhagia

Historical Examples

  • Menorrhagia and metrorrhagia commonly have an identical cause and they frequently coexist.

    Essays In Pastoral Medicine

    Austin Malley

  • There is, indeed, no surer way of checking or of stopping a metrorrhagia than by curetting the womb during the very flow.


British Dictionary definitions for metrorrhagia

metrorrhagia

noun
  1. abnormal bleeding from the uterus

Word Origin

C19 NL, from Gk, mētra womb + -rraghia a breaking forth
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metrorrhagia in Medicine

metrorrhagia

([object Object])
n.
  1. Bleeding from the uterus that is not associated with menstruation.
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