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[mee-truh-rey-jee-uh, -juh, me-]
noun Pathology.
  1. nonmenstrual discharge of blood from the uterus; uterine hemorrhage.
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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
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Examples from the Web for metrorrhagia

Historical Examples

  • Menorrhagia and metrorrhagia commonly have an identical cause and they frequently coexist.

    Essays In Pastoral Medicine

    Austin Malley

  • There is, indeed, no surer way of checking or of stopping a metrorrhagia than by curetting the womb during the very flow.

British Dictionary definitions for metrorrhagia


  1. abnormal bleeding from the uterus
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Word Origin

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


  1. Bleeding from the uterus that is not associated with menstruation.
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