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Definition of Mittelschmerz

Mittelschmerz: Pain due to ovulation that usually occurs at the midpoint between the menstrual periods. From the German mittel, meaning 'middle,' and schmerz, meaning 'pain.'

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012

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