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Definition of "metrorrhagia" []

  • Bleeding from the uterus that is not associated with menstruation. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "metrorrhagia" in a sentence
  • "If Mrs. Pepys's menstrual cycle occurred irregularly as stated in the third sentence of her husband's diary [Matthew Hodgart's review of The Diary of Samuel Pepys, NYR, October 8], she would be suffering from metrorrhagia not dysmenorrhea which implies painful menstruation."
  • "When the menstruation is very profuse, resembling more a hemorrhage than normal menstruation, it is called _menorrhagia_; if the hemorrhage from the uterus occurs out of the regular menstrual periods, it is called _metrorrhagia_."
  • "He seems to have been the first one to suggest that in metrorrhagia, with severe hemorrhage from the uterus, the bleeding might be stopped by putting ligatures around the limbs."