menstruation

[ men-stroo-ey-shuh n, -strey- ]SEE DEFINITION OF menstruation
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Disorders of menstruation have much less influence on fecundity.

Irregularity and pain in menstruation are a frequent cause of neuroticism.

Her menstruation was irregular; did not come around for two months.

My menstruation is very painful and some months I have it twice.

His knowledge of the phenomena of menstruation was as wide and definite.

Accompanying the cessation of menstruation, changes in the breast occur.

This takes four or five days and constitutes "menstruation."

Puberty is the proper time for the appearance of menstruation.

In the chapter on menstruation I referred briefly to the menopause.

A slight pain or at least a feeling of discomfort is present in most cases of menstruation.

WORD ORIGIN

1680s, from Late Latin menstruare, from menstruus "monthly" (see menstrual) + -ation. Old English equivalent was monaðblot "month-blood." Middle English had menstrue (n.), late 14c., from Old French menstrue, from Latin menstruum.

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