or a·men·or·rhoe·a

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

noun Pathology.

absence of the menses.

Origin of amenorrhea

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

Related forms

a·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

Examples from the Web for amenorrhea

Medicine definitions for amenorrhea



Abnormal suppression or absence of menstruation.menostasis

Related forms

a•men′or•rheal adj.a•men′or•rheic adj.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.

Science definitions for 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.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary Copyright © 2011. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.