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dyspareunia

[ dis-puh-roo-nee-uh ]
/ ˌdɪs pəˈru ni ə /
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noun Medicine/Medical.

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Origin of dyspareunia

First recorded in 1870–75; dys- + Greek páreun(os) “bedfellow” + -ia
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  • In dyspareunia the sexual act can be freely indulged in, only the act is painful or disagreeable.

    Woman|William J. Robinson
  • The origin of the word dyspareunia shows that this may be the case, for dyspareunos in Greek means badly mated.

    Woman|William J. Robinson

Medical definitions for dyspareunia

dyspareunia
[ dĭs′pə-rōōnē-ə ]

n.

Difficult or painful sexual intercourse.
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