Definition of dyspareunia in English:

dyspareunia

Line breaks: dys|par¦eunia
Pronunciation: /ˌdɪspəˈruːnɪə
 
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noun

[mass noun] Medicine
  • Difficult or painful sexual intercourse.
    More example sentences
    • Inflammatory bowel disease and irritable bowel syndrome may cause dyspareunia, but they are more often associated with other diagnoses of chronic pelvic pain.
    • More than 40 percent of patients with colostomy report sexual problems such as dyspareunia or erectile dysfunction.
    • The earliest manifestations of dyspareunia occur with sexual contact, but the symptoms then increase to the point that the pain interferes with nonsexual activities.

Origin

late 19th century: from dys- 'difficult' + Greek pareunos 'lying with'.

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