amenorrhea

or a·men·or·rhoe·a

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

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British Dictionary definitions for amenorrhoea

amenorrhoea

esp US amenorrhea

/ (æˌmɛnəˈrɪə, eɪ-) /

noun

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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Medicine definitions for amenorrhoea

amenorrhea

n.

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 amenorrhoea

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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