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dyspareunia

[dis-puh-roo-nee-uh] /ˌdɪs pəˈru ni ə/
noun, Medicine/Medical
1.
painful coitus.
Origin of dyspareunia
1870-1875
1870-75; dys- + Greek páreun(os) bedfellow + -ia
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  • In dyspareunia the sexual act can be freely indulged in, only the act is painful or disagreeable.

    Woman William J. Robinson
dyspareunia in Medicine

dyspareunia dys·pa·reu·ni·a (dĭs'pə-rōō'nē-ə)
n.
Difficult or painful sexual intercourse.

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