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endometriosis

[en-doh-mee-tree-oh-sis] /ˌɛn doʊˌmi triˈoʊ sɪs/
noun, Pathology
1.
the presence of uterine lining in other pelvic organs, especially the ovaries, characterized by cyst formation, adhesions, and menstrual pains.
Origin
1920-1925
1920-25; < New Latin; see endometrium, -osis
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Examples from the web for endometriosis
  • Most of the time, endometriosis can be removed during the surgery.
  • Other common reasons for hysterectomy include endometriosis, or growth of tissue outside the uterus, and pelvic pain.
  • Secondary dysmenorrhea means painful periods due to an underlying illness, such as endometriosis and pelvic inflammatory disease.
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endometriosis

/ˌɛndəʊˌmiːtrɪˈəʊsɪs/
noun
1.
(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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endometriosis in Medicine

endometriosis en·do·me·tri·o·sis (ěn'dō-mē'trē-ō'sĭs)
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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endometriosis in Science
endometriosis
  (ěn'dō-mē'trē-ō'sĭs)   
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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