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Medical Term:

endometriosis

Pronunciation: en'do-me'tre-o'sis

Definition: Ectopic occurrence of endometrial tissue, frequently forming cysts containing altered blood.

Synonym(s): endometrial implants

[endometrium + -osis, condition]

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