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amenorrhea

[ey-men-uh-ree-uh, uh-men-] /eɪˌmɛn əˈri ə, əˌmɛn-/
noun, Pathology
1.
absence of the menses.
Also, amenorrhoea.
Origin
1795-1805
1795-1805; a-6 + meno- + -rrhea
Related forms
amenorrheal, amenorrhoeal, amenorrheic, amenorrhoeic, adjective
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Word Origin and History for amenorrheal

amenorrhea

n.

1804, Modern Latin, from Greek privative prefix a- "not" (see a- (3)) + men "month" (see moon (n.)) + rhein "to flow" (see rheum). Related: amenorrheal.

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amenorrheal in Medicine

amenorrhea a·men·or·rhe·a or a·men·or·rhoe·a (ā-měn'ə-rē'ə)
n.
Abnormal suppression or absence of menstruation. Also called menostasis.


a·men'or·rhe'al adj.
a·men'or·rhe'ic adj.
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amenorrheal in Science
amenorrhea
  (ā-měn'ə-rē'ə)   
The absence of menstruation in a woman between puberty and menopause. Some causes include pregnancy, decreased body weight, endocrine and other medical disorders, and certain medications.
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