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a combining form with the meanings “rupture,” “profuse discharge,” “abnormal flow,” used in the formation of compound words: bronchorrhagia.
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Also -rhagia, -rhage, -rrhage, -rhagy, -rrhagy.

Origin of -rrhagia

<Greek -rrhagia, combining form akin to rhēgnýnai to break, burst, shatter
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British Dictionary definitions for -rrhagia


n combining form
(in pathology) an abnormal discharge or flowmenorrhagia

Word Origin for -rrhagia

from Greek -rrhagia a bursting forth, from rhēgnunai to burst, break
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Medical definitions for -rrhagia


An abnormal or excessive flow or discharge:menorrhagia.
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