Origin of catamenia
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It is also called the catamenia or catamenia-flow (Greek, kata—by, men—a month).Woman
William J. Robinson
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.Zoonomia, Vol. I
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.
- physiol another word for menses
C18: from New Latin, from Greek katamēnia menses
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