amenorrhea (n.) 1804, Modern Latin, from Greek privative prefix a- "not" (see A- (Cf. a-) (3)) + men "month" (see MOON (Cf. moon) (n.)) + rhein "to flow" (see RHEUM (Cf. rheum)). Related: amenorrheal.

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