Definition of amenorrhea in English:

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amenorrhea

Pronunciation: /āˌmenəˈrēə/
(British amenorrhoea)

noun

An abnormal absence of menstruation.
Example sentences
  • While still a student, he published a number of papers, notably on peritonitis, amenorrhea, and liver disease.
  • Most of the women who took part in the study reported a history of amenorrhea - absence of a menstrual period for three months or more - before they were later diagnosed with premature ovarian failure.
  • Early pregnancy was defined as a period of amenorrhea in a pregnant woman not exceeding 16 weeks.

Origin

Early 19th century: from a-1 'without' + meno- + -rrhea.

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