• synonyms


or dys·men·or·rhoe·a

noun Medicine/Medical.
  1. painful menstruation.
Show More

Origin of dysmenorrhea

From New Latin, dating back to 1800–10; see origin at dys-, menorrhea
Related formsdys·men·or·rhe·al, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for dysmenorrhea

Historical Examples of dysmenorrhea

  • Just before marriage she underwent an operation for the relief of the dysmenorrhea.

    Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 3 (of 6)

    Havelock Ellis

  • Dysmenorrhea is simply one symptom of the general nervous condition.

  • Dysmenorrhea means a difficult monthly flow, and is always preceded by severe pains in the back and lower part of the abdomen.

  • Professor Goodell's reminder that women have many organs outside of their pelvis is important in dysmenorrhea.


    James J. Walsh

dysmenorrhea in Medicine


  1. A condition marked by painful menstruation.menorrhalgia
Show More
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.

dysmenorrhea in Science


  1. Painful menstruation.
Show More
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary Copyright © 2011. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.