or dys·men·or·rhoe·a


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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Historical Examples of dysmenorrhoea

  • Dysmenorrhoea, difficult or obstructed menstruation, is a term used for menstruation accompanied by pain.

British Dictionary definitions for dysmenorrhoea


esp US dysmenorrhea


abnormally difficult or painful menstruation
Derived Formsdysmenorrhoeal or esp US dysmenorrheal, adjective

Word Origin for dysmenorrhoea

C19: from dys- + Greek mēn month + rhoiā a flowing
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dysmenorrhoea in Medicine



A condition marked by painful menstruation.menorrhalgia
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dysmenorrhoea in Science



Painful menstruation.
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