EpicentRx Word of the Week: Endometriosis

Oct 16, 2023


Endometriosis noun


Definition: the presence and growth of endometrial tissue in areas outside of the uterus

Related forms:

endometrioses plural

endometriotic adjective

Example sentences:

Endometriosis is a chronic condition that may cause severe pain and infertility in 190 million women and girls globally”.

“It’s supercalifragilisticendometriosis. Even though the pain of it is simply quite atrocious”.


RRx-001 (nibrozetone), a direct NLRP3 inflammasome inhibitor, is under investigation for the treatment of endometriosis.

About the Word:

Endometriosis derives from the word endometrium (en-doh-MEE-tree-um), which is the tissue that lines the uterus.