Share this entry

Share this page

menorrhea

Syllabification: men·or·rhe·a
Pronunciation: /ˌmenəˈrēə
 
/
(also chiefly British menorrhoea)

Definition of menorrhea in English:

noun

Medicine
The flow of blood at menstruation.
Example sentences
  • The process by which menorrhea occurs is called menstruation.

Origin

mid 19th century: back-formation from amenorrhea.

Definition of menorrhea in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day cumbersome
Pronunciation: ˈkʌmbəs(ə)m
adjective
large or heavy and therefore difficult to carry…