[en-doh-mee-tree-oh-sis] /ˌɛn doʊˌmi triˈoʊ sɪs/

noun, Pathology.
the presence of uterine lining in other pelvic organs, especially the ovaries, characterized by cyst formation, adhesions, and menstrual pains.
(pathol) the presence of endometrium in areas other than the lining of the uterus, as on the ovaries, resulting in premenstrual pain

endometriosis en·do·me·tri·o·sis (ěn’dō-mē’trē-ō’sĭs)
A condition, usually resulting in pain and dysmenorrhea, characterized by the abnormal presence of functional endometrial tissue outside the uterus, frequently as cysts containing altered blood.
A gynecologic disorder characterized by the abnormal presence of functional endometrial tissue outside the uterus, often resulting in pelvic pain and dysmenorrhea.


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