Share this entry

Share this page

endometriosis

Line breaks: endo|met¦ri|osis
Pronunciation: /ˌɛndə(ʊ)miːtrɪˈəʊsɪs
 
/

Definition of endometriosis in English:

noun

[mass noun] Medicine
A condition resulting from the appearance of endometrial tissue outside the womb and causing pelvic pain, especially associated with menstruation.
Example sentences
  • The most common symptom of endometriosis is pain or discomfort.
  • However, it is well known that endometriosis is associated both with pelvic pain and infertility.
  • They are even implicated in diseases such as endometriosis and in cancers of the various reproductive organs.

Definition of endometriosis 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 emulous
Pronunciation: ˈɛmjʊləs
adjective
seeking to emulate someone or something