catamenia

[ kat-uh-mee-nee-uh ]
/ ˌkæt əˈmi ni ə /

noun (used with a singular or plural verb) Physiology.

Origin of catamenia

1745–55; < New Latin < Greek katamḗnia, neuter plural of Greek katamḗnios monthly, equivalent to kata- cata- + mḗn month + -ios -ious

OTHER WORDS FROM catamenia

cat·a·me·ni·al, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for catamenia

catamenia
/ (ˌkætəˈmiːnɪə) /

pl n

physiol another word for menses

Derived forms of catamenia

catamenial, adjective

Word Origin for catamenia

C18: from New Latin, from Greek katamēnia menses
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