-rrhagia WORD ORIGIN a combining form with the meanings “rupture,” “profuse discharge,” “abnormal flow,” used in the formation of compound words: bronchorrhagia.
Also, -rhage, -rrhage, -rhagy, -rrhagy. Origin of -rrhagia Greek -rrhagia, combining form akin to rhēgnýnai to break, burst, shatter Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019 British Dictionary definitions for rrhage -rrhagia n combining form (in pathology) an abnormal discharge or flowmenorrhagia Word Origin for -rrhagia from Greek -rrhagia a bursting forth, from rhēgnunai to burst, break Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 rrhage in Medicine -rrhagia suff. An abnormal or excessive flow or discharge:menorrhagia. The American Heritage® Stedman’s Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.