[ dis-puh-roo-nee-uh ]
/ ˌdɪs pəˈru ni ə /
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painful sexual intercourse.
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Example sentences from the Web for dyspareunia
In dyspareunia the sexual act can be freely indulged in, only the act is painful or disagreeable.
The origin of the word dyspareunia shows that this may be the case, for dyspareunos in Greek means badly mated.
Medical definitions for dyspareunia
[ dĭs′pə-rōō′nē-ə ]
Difficult or painful sexual intercourse.
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