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From endometrium +‎ -osis.


  • (non-merged vowel) IPA(key): /ˌɛndoʊˌmiːtɹiˈoʊsɪs/
  • (merged vowel) IPA(key): /ˌɛndoʊˌmiːtɹiˈoʊsəs/


endometriosis (countable and uncountable, plural endometrioses)

  1. (medicine, pathology) A condition characterised by the presence of endometrial-like tissue elsewhere than in the lining of the uterus; an instance of such presence.
    • 1934, Analytic Cyclopedia of Practical Medicine, Volume 14, page 372,
      The cyclic changes characterizing endometrioses are particularly apparent in endometriosis of the bladder.
    • 2006, Agneta Bergqvist, 35: Distant endometriosis, Christopher Sutton, G. David Adamson, Kevin D. Jones (editors), Modern Management of Endometriosis, page 406,
      This chapter will cover all types of extragenital endometriosis reported in the literature, besides bowel and urinary tract endometriosis, which are dealt with in detail elsewhere in this book.
    • 2006, Michel Cosson, Denis Querleu, Daniel Dargent, Vaginal Surgery, page 301,
      One can treat all adnexal diseases including cysts and endometrioses of the rectovaginal septum.
    • 2008, Richard O. Burney, Linda C. Giudice, 10: Endometriosis: Section 10.1. The Pathogenesis of Endometriosis, Camran Nezhat, Farr Nezhat, Ceana Nezhat (editors), Nezhat's Operative Gynecologic Laparoscopy and Hysteroscopy, page 251,
      Endometriosis is classically defined as the presence of endometrial glands and stroma in ectopic locations. Affecting from 6% to 10% of reproductive-aged women, endometriosis may result in dysmenorrhea, dyspareunia, chronic pelvic pain and/or subfertility.


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endometrio +‎ -osis


  • IPA(key): /endomeˈtɾjosis/ [ẽn̪.d̪o.meˈt̪ɾjo.sis]
  • Rhymes: -osis
  • Syllabification: en‧do‧me‧trio‧sis


endometriosis f (plural endometriosis)

  1. (pathology) endometriosis

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