[mee-truh-rey-jee-uh, -juh, me-]

noun Pathology.

nonmenstrual discharge of blood from the uterus; uterine hemorrhage.

Nearby words

  1. metropolitan district,
  2. metropolitan museum of art,
  3. metropolitan opera,
  4. metropolitanism,
  5. metropolitanize,
  6. metrorrhea,
  7. metrosalpingitis,
  8. metrosalpingography,
  9. metroscope,
  10. metrosexual

Origin of metrorrhagia

From New Latin, dating back to 1770–80; see origin at metro-2, -rrhagia

Related formsme·tror·rhag·ic [mee-truh-raj-ik, me-] /ˌmi trəˈrædʒ ɪk, ˌmɛ-/, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for metrorrhagia

British Dictionary definitions for metrorrhagia



abnormal bleeding from the uterus

Word Origin for metrorrhagia

C19 NL, from Gk, mētra womb + -rraghia a breaking forth

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medicine definitions for metrorrhagia




Bleeding from the uterus that is not associated with menstruation.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.