or a·men·or·rhoe·a

[ey-men-uh-ree-uh, uh-men-]

noun Pathology.

absence of the menses.

Nearby words

  1. amenhotep iv,
  2. amenities,
  3. amenity,
  4. amenity bed,
  5. amenophis,
  6. amenorrhea-galactorrhea syndrome,
  7. amenorrhoea,
  8. amensalism,
  9. ament,
  10. amentaceous

Origin of amenorrhea

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

Related formsa·men·or·rhe·al, a·men·or·rhoe·al, a·men·or·rhe·ic, a·men·or·rhoe·ic, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for amenorrhea



1804, Modern Latin, from Greek privative prefix a- "not" (see a- (3)) + men "month" (see moon (n.)) + rhein "to flow" (see rheum). Related: amenorrheal.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for amenorrhea



Abnormal suppression or absence of menstruation.menostasis
Related formsa•men′or•rheal adj.a•men′or•rheic adj.

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Science definitions for amenorrhea



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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