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Pronunciation: mit'el-schmarts

Definition: Abdominal pain occurring at the time of ovulation, resulting from irritation of the peritoneum by bleeding from the ovulation site.

Synonym(s): intermenstrual pain2, middle pain

[Ger. Mittelschmerz, middle + pain]

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