[ mee-truh-rey-jee-uh, -juh, me- ]
/ ˌmi trəˈreɪ dʒi ə, -dʒə, ˌmɛ- /

noun Pathology.

nonmenstrual discharge of blood from the uterus; uterine hemorrhage.

Origin of metrorrhagia

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

Related forms

me·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

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British Dictionary definitions for metrorrhagia


/ (ˌmiːtrɔːˈreɪdʒɪə, ˌmɛt-) /


abnormal bleeding from the uterus

Word Origin for metrorrhagia

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


[ mē′trə-rājə ]


Bleeding from the uterus that is not associated with menstruation.

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