One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A disease of the uterus; an instance of this; chiefly in "metropathia haemorrhagica", a condition characterized by irregular and excessive uterine bleeding associated with cystic hyperplasia of the endometrium, seen especially in perimenopausal women.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Robley Dunglison (1798–1869), physician and medical writer. From metro- + -pathia.
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