hypermenorrhea hy·per·men·or·rhe·a (hī’pər-měn’ə-rē’ə)
Excessively prolonged or profuse menstrual flow. Also called menorrhagia, menostaxis.
[muh-tab-uh-liz-uh m] /məˈtæb əˌlɪz əm/ noun 1. Biology, Physiology. the sum of the physical and chemical processes in an organism by which its material substance is produced, maintained, and destroyed, and by which energy is made available. Compare , . 2. any basic process of organic functioning or operating: changes in the country’s economic metabolism. […]
[met-uh-bol-ik] /ˌmɛt əˈbɒl ɪk/ adjective 1. of, relating to, or affected by . 2. undergoing metamorphosis. adj. 1845 in biological sense, from German metabolisch (1839), from Greek metabolikos “changeable,” from metabole “a change, changing, a transition” (see metabolism). Used earlier in a general sense of “involving change” (1743). Related: Metabolically. metabolic met·a·bol·ic (mět’ə-bŏl’ĭk) adj. Of, […]
[met-uh-fawr, -fer] /ˈmɛt əˌfɔr, -fər/ noun 1. a figure of speech in which a term or phrase is applied to something to which it is not literally applicable in order to suggest a resemblance, as in “A mighty fortress is our God.”. Compare , (def 1). 2. something used, or regarded as being used, to […]
[hahy-pur-mi-ter] /haɪˈpɜr mɪ tər/ noun, Prosody. 1. a verse or line containing additional syllables after those proper to the meter. /haɪˈpɜːmɪtə/ noun 1. (prosody) a verse line containing one or more additional syllables