[men-stroo-uh s, -struh s]


pertaining to menstruation.

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