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noun (used with a singular or plural verb) Physiology.
Origin of catamenia
1745–55;Related formscat·a·me·ni·al, adjective
< New Latin
< Greek katamḗnia,
neuter plural of Greek katamḗnios
monthly, equivalent to kata- cata-
+ mḗn month
+ -ios -ious
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Historical Examples of catamenia
It is also called the catamenia or catamenia-flow (Greek, kata—by, men—a month).
Menstruous is, 'having the catamenia;'( 79 ) and this last word is wanting, a frequent mode of definition in this book.
Perhaps the venous hmorrhages obey the lunar periods, as the catamenia, and hmorrhoids.
Three years ago, catamenia lasted only five days, but latterly it extended to seven.
Catamenia became regular, appetite good, and patient could walk without assistance.
British Dictionary definitions for catamenia
Derived Formscatamenial, adjective
- physiol another word for menses
Word Origin for catamenia
C18: from New Latin, from Greek katamēnia menses
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