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menses

[ men-seez ]
/ ˈmɛn siz /
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noun (used with a singular or plural verb)Physiology.

the periodic flow of blood and mucosal tissue from the uterus; menstrual flow.

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Origin of menses

1590–1600; <Latin mēnsēs, plural of mēnsis month
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British Dictionary definitions for menses

menses
/ (ˈmɛnsiːz) /

noun plural menses

another name for menstruation
the period of time, usually from three to five days, during which menstruation occurs
the matter discharged during menstruation

Word Origin for menses

C16: from Latin, pl of mensis month
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Medical definitions for menses

menses
[ mĕnsēz ]

n.

The monthly flow of blood and cellular debris from the uterus that begins at puberty and ceases at menopause.catamenia emmenia menstrual period
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Scientific definitions for menses

menses
[ mĕnsēz ]

See menstruation.
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