endometriosis

[ en-doh-mee-tree-oh-sis ]
/ ˌɛn doʊˌmi triˈoʊ sɪs /

noun Pathology.

the presence of uterine lining in other pelvic organs, especially the ovaries, characterized by cyst formation, adhesions, and menstrual pains.

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Origin of endometriosis

From New Latin, dating back to 1920–25; see origin at endometrium, -osis
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British Dictionary definitions for endometriosis

endometriosis
/ (ˌɛndəʊˌmiːtrɪˈəʊsɪs) /

noun

pathol the presence of endometrium in areas other than the lining of the uterus, as on the ovaries, resulting in premenstrual pain
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Medical definitions for endometriosis

endometriosis
[ ĕn′dō-mē′trē-ōsĭs ]

n.

A condition, usually resulting in pain and dysmenorrhea, characterized by the abnormal presence of functional endometrial tissue outside the uterus, frequently as cysts containing altered blood.
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Scientific definitions for endometriosis

endometriosis
[ ĕn′dō-mē′trē-ōsĭs ]

A gynecologic disorder characterized by the abnormal presence of functional endometrial tissue outside the uterus, often resulting in pelvic pain and dysmenorrhea.
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