from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A condition, usually resulting in pain and dysmenorrhea, that is characterized by the abnormal occurrence of functional endometrial tissue outside the uterus.

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  • n. A condition in which the endometrium is found elsewhere than in the lining of the uterus.

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  • n. the presence of endometrium elsewhere than in the lining of the uterus; causes premenstrual pain and dysmenorrhea


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