- menstrual extraction,
- menstrual period,
- mensural music,
- mensural notation
Origin of menstruous
Examples from the Web for menstruous
All the ancient civilizations had such taboos upon the menstruous woman.Taboo and Genetics|Melvin Moses Knight, Iva Lowther Peters, and Phyllis Mary Blanchard
Mr. Frazer gives numerous instances, where the same fatality is believed to result from food contaminated by a menstruous woman.The Influence of Buddhism on Primitive Christianity|Arthur Lillie
These are examples of the beneficent application of the menstruous energy.Balder The Beautiful, Vol. I.|Sir James George Frazer
Amongst the Maoris, if a man touched a menstruous woman, he would be taboo 'an inch thick.'Religion & Sex|Chapman Cohen
Menstruous is, 'having the catamenia;'( 79 ) and this last word is wanting, a frequent mode of definition in this book.
1530s, from French menstrueus, from Latin *menstruosus, from menstruum, from menstruus (adj.) "monthly," from mensis "month" (see moon (n.)).