sexual intercourse that is physically painful or difficult
Origin of dyspareuniaModern Latin ; from dys- + Classical Greek pareunos, lying beside ; from para, beside (see para-) + eun?, bed
Difficult or painful sexual intercourse.
Origin of dyspareuniadys– + Greek pareunos, lying with (para-, beside, with; see para–1 + eun&emacron;, bed).
- (medicine) Painful or difficult sexual intercourse, especially in women.
From dys- + Ancient Greek πάρευνος (pareunos, “lying beside, lying with”) + -ia.