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


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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for menstruous



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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper