Meaning of metrorrhagia in English:


Pronunciation /ˌmiːtrəˈreɪdʒɪə/


mass noun
  • Abnormal bleeding from the uterus.

    ‘Potential causes for excessive uterine bleeding during menstruation or metrorrhagia (ie, intermenstrual bleeding) may include hyperplasia or adenocarcinoma.’
    • ‘They are used for perspiration caused by weakness, chronic cough, chronic diarrhea, spermatorrhea, enuresis, frequent urination, chronic leucorrhea, metrorrhagia, etc.’
    • ‘The patient's past medical history was significant for metrorrhagia in 1998.’
    • ‘Transient metrorrhagia was reported in five women taking spironolactone.’
    • ‘Salvia breaks up stagnated Blood, produces new Blood, calms the fetus, facilitates the removal of a dead fetus, stops metrorrhagia and leukorrhea and regulates channels.’


Late 18th century modern Latin, from Greek mētra ‘womb’ + -rrhag-, stem of rhēgnunai ‘to burst’.