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mittelschmerz

[mit-l-shmairts] /ˈmɪt lˌʃmɛərts/
noun
1.
dull abdominal pain occurring at the time of ovulation, attributed to the presence of free blood in the peritoneal cavity from the ruptured ovarian follicle.
Origin
1890-1895
1890-95; < German, equivalent to mittel- mid-, middle + Schmerz pain
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mittelschmerz in Medicine

mittelschmerz mit·tel·schmerz (mĭt'l-shmûrts', -shměrts')
n.
Abdominal pain occurring at the time of ovulation, resulting from irritation of the peritoneum by bleeding from the ovulation site. Also called intermenstrual pain.

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