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English definition of “endometriosis”

endometriosis

noun [U] uk   /ˌen.dəʊ.miː.triˈəu.sɪs/ us    /ˌen.doʊ.miː.triˈou.sɪs/ specialized
a condition in which cells from the lining of the uterus grow outside the uterus: Doctors can treat endometriosis by controlling the levels of oestrogen in the body.
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