noun (used with a singular or plural verb) Physiology.
- menstrual cycle,
- menstrual extraction
Origin of menses
verb (used with object), mensed, mens·ing.
Origin of mense
noun, plural men's.
Origin of men's
Examples from the Web for menses
A woman, during her menses, should remain at a distance of sixty-four feet from others.
This takes place on the seventh or ninth day after the first appearance of the menses.
And there is also a smaller percentage of women who experience the desire at no other time except during the menses.Woman|William J. Robinson
They did not have children, and when their wives had their menses, they were sick in the abdomen.Kankanay Ceremonies|C. R. Moss
Every Hemorrhage is bad, but a Flux of the Menses always fatal.
noun plural menses
Word Origin for menses
"monthly discharge of blood from the uterus," 1590s, from Latin menses, plural of mensis "month" (see moon (n.)).