noun (used with a singular or plural verb) Physiology.
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
Historical Examples of menses
When I had taken two bottles it had all left me and menses appeared.Treatise on the Diseases of Women
Lydia E. Pinkham
Labor occurs at about the time in which the menses would have appeared.The Physical Life of Woman:
Dr. George H Napheys
Get rid of the bad health and the menses will take care of themselves.The Eugenic Marriage, Vol 2 (of 4)
W. Grant Hague
By menorrhagia we understand an immoderate flow of the menses.
Mothers should instruct their daughters when the menses are apt to begin, and what their function is.Sex
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.)).