amenorrhea

or a·men·or·rhoe·a

[ ey-men-uh-ree-uh, uh-men- ]
/ eɪˌmɛn əˈri ə, əˌmɛn- /

noun Pathology.

absence of the menses.

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Origin of amenorrhea

First recorded in 1795–1805; a-6 + meno- + -rrhea

OTHER WORDS FROM amenorrhea

a·men·or·rhe·al, a·men·or·rhoe·al, a·men·or·rhe·ic, a·men·or·rhoe·ic, adjective
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Medical definitions for amenorrhea

amenorrhea

n.

Abnormal suppression or absence of menstruation.menostasis

Other words from amenorrhea

a•men′or•rheal adj.a•men′or•rheic adj.
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Scientific definitions for amenorrhea

amenorrhea
[ ā-mĕn′ə-rēə ]

The absence of menstruation in a woman between puberty and menopause. Some causes include pregnancy, decreased body weight, endocrine and other medical disorders, and certain medications.
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