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endometriosis

[en-doh-mee-tree-oh-sis]
noun Pathology.
the presence of uterine lining in other pelvic organs, especially the ovaries, characterized by cyst formation, adhesions, and menstrual pains.

Origin:
1920–25; < Neo-Latin; see endometrium, -osis

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endometriosis (ˌɛndəʊˌmiːtrɪˈəʊsɪs)
 
n
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 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   (ěn'dō-mē'trē-ō'sĭs)  Pronunciation Key 
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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