dyspareunia

[dis-puh-roo-nee-uh]

Origin of dyspareunia

1870–75; dys- + Greek páreun(os) bedfellow + -ia
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Examples from the Web for dyspareunia

Historical Examples of dyspareunia

  • In dyspareunia the sexual act can be freely indulged in, only the act is painful or disagreeable.

    Woman

    William J. Robinson


dyspareunia in Medicine

dyspareunia

[dĭs′pə-rōōnē-ə]
n.
  1. Difficult or painful sexual intercourse.
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