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amenorrhea

a·men·or·rhe·a [or] a·men·or·rhoe·a

amenorrhea [or] amenorrhoea

 
pronunciation:
eI me n ri
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part of speech: noun
definition: abnormal absence or stoppage of menstruation.
derivations: amenorrheal (adj.), amenorrheic (adj.), amenorrhoeal (adj.), amenorrhoeic (adj.)
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The word amenorrhea contains the following parts:
a-1, an-1 Greek prefix that means not, without
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Words prefixed with a-1, an-1 are nouns and adjectives. Some are loanwords from Greek (amorphous , atrophy ). Others are English formations, which may attach the prefix to English words of Latin origin (asocial , amoral ) or Greek origin (apolitical). The form a-1 is used before bases beginning with a consonant, while an-1 is used before bases beginning with a vowel.
rrhea, rrhoea, rrhag Greek root that means flow, gush, discharge