menstruous

[ men-stroo-uh s, -struh s ]
/ ˈmɛn stru əs, -strəs /
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adjective

pertaining to menstruation.

Nearby words

  1. menstrual extraction,
  2. menstrual period,
  3. menstruant,
  4. menstruate,
  5. menstruation,
  6. menstruum,
  7. mensurable,
  8. mensural,
  9. mensural music,
  10. mensural notation

Origin of menstruous

1375–1425; late Middle English: menstruating < Latin mēnstruus monthly; see menstruate, -ous

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Word Origin and History for menstruous

menstruous

adj.

1530s, from French menstrueus, from Latin *menstruosus, from menstruum, from menstruus (adj.) "monthly," from mensis "month" (see moon (n.)).

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