amenorrhea

or a·men·or·rhoe·a

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

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
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British Dictionary definitions for amenorrhoea

amenorrhoea

esp US amenorrhea

noun
  1. abnormal absence of menstruation

Word Origin for amenorrhoea

C19: from a- 1 + meno- + -rrhoea
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Word Origin and History for amenorrhoea

amenorrhea

n.

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

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amenorrhoea in Medicine

amenorrhea

n.
  1. Abnormal suppression or absence of menstruation.menostasis
Related formsa•men′or•rheal adj.a•men′or•rheic adj.
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amenorrhoea in Science

amenorrhea

[ā-mĕn′ə-rēə]
  1. 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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