dysmenorrhea

or dys·men·or·rhoe·a

[dis-men-uh-ree-uh]

noun Medicine/Medical.

painful menstruation.

Origin of dysmenorrhea

From New Latin, dating back to 1800–10; see origin at dys-, menorrhea
Related formsdys·men·or·rhe·al, adjective
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dysmenorrheal in Medicine

dysmenorrhea

n.

A condition marked by painful menstruation.menorrhalgia
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dysmenorrheal in Science

dysmenorrhea

[dĭs-mĕn′ə-rēə]

Painful menstruation.
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