-rrhagia(redirected from -orrhagia)
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Abnormal or excessive flow or discharge: menorrhagia.
[Greek -rrhagiā, from rhēgnunai, rhag-, to burst forth.]
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n combining form
(in pathology) an abnormal discharge or flow: menorrhagia.
[from Greek -rrhagia a bursting forth, from rhēgnunai to burst, break]
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a combining form with the meanings “rupture,” “profuse discharge,” “abnormal flow”: menorrhagia.
[< Greek -rrhagia, comb. form akin to rhēgnýnai to break, burst, shatter]
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