Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A suppression of menses, especially from other causes than age or pregnancy.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Med.) Retention or suppression of the menstrual discharge.

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  • noun medicine Absence of menstrual discharge.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun absence or suppression of normal menstrual flow
  • noun absence or suppression of normal menstrual flow

Etymologies

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Modern Latin, from Greek ἀ privative prefix + μήν ‘month’ + -ροια ‘flowing’ (from ῥέειν ‘to flow’).

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    March 11, 2011