metrorrhagia

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n metrorrhagia bleeding from the uterus that is not due to menstruation; usually indicative of disease (as cervical cancer)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Metrorrhagia (Med) Profuse bleeding from the womb, esp. such as does not occur at the menstrual period.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n metrorrhagia Uterine hemorrhage; an effusion of blood from the inner surface of the uterus in the menstrual period, or at other times.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL., fr. Gr. womb + to break

Usage

In literature:

There is, indeed, no surer way of checking or of stopping a metrorrhagia than by curetting the womb during the very flow.
"Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 1 (of 6)" by Havelock Ellis
Metrorrhagia is a discharge of blood from the uterus, independent of menstruation.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 12, Slice 7" by Various
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