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  1. a combining form borrowed from Greek, where it meant “month,” used with reference to menstruation in the formation of compound words: menopause.
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Also especially before a vowel, men-.

Origin of meno-

< Greek mēno-, combining form of mḗn month; see moon
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British Dictionary definitions for meno-


combining form
  1. menstruationmenorrhagia
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Word Origin for meno-

from Greek mēn month
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meno- in Medicine


  1. Menstruation:menarche.
  2. Menses:menorrhagia.
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