dysmenorrhea

or dys·men·or·rhoe·a

[ dis-men-uh-ree-uh ]
/ ˌdɪs mɛn əˈri ə /

noun Medicine/Medical.

painful menstruation.

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Origin of dysmenorrhea

From New Latin, dating back to 1800–10; see origin at dys-, menorrhea

OTHER WORDS FROM dysmenorrhea

dys·men·or·rhe·al, adjective
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Medical definitions for dysmenorrhea

dysmenorrhea

n.

A condition marked by painful menstruation.menorrhalgia
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Scientific definitions for dysmenorrhea

dysmenorrhea
[ dĭs-mĕn′ə-rēə ]

Painful menstruation.
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