dysmenorrhea

[dis-men-uh-ree-uh]
noun Medicine/Medical.
painful menstruation.
Also, dysmenorrhoea.


Origin:
1800–10; < Neo-Latin; see dys-, menorrhea

dysmenorrheal, adjective
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dysmenorrhoea or dysmenorrhea (ˌdɪsmɛnəˈrɪə, dɪsˌmɛn-, ˌdɪsmɛnəˈrɪə, dɪsˌmɛn-)
 
n
abnormally difficult or painful menstruation
 
[C19: from dys- + Greek mēn month + rhoiā a flowing]
 
dysmenorrhea or dysmenorrhea
 
n
 
[C19: from dys- + Greek mēn month + rhoiā a flowing]
 
dysmenor'rhoeal or dysmenorrhea
 
adj
 
dysmenor'rheal or dysmenorrhea
 
adj

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dysmenorrhea dys·men·or·rhe·a or dys·men·or·rhoe·a (dĭs-měn'ə-rē'ə)
n.
A condition marked by painful menstruation. Also called menorrhalgia.

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dysmenorrhea   (dĭs-měn'ə-rē'ə)  Pronunciation Key 
Painful menstruation.
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Example sentences
Genetic factors may play a role in primary dysmenorrhea cases.
Being either excessively overweight or underweight can increase the risk for dysmenorrhea and amenorrhea.
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