[men-stroo-uh s, -struh s]
- pertaining to menstruation.
Origin of menstruous
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Examples from the Web for menstruous
These are examples of the beneficent application of the menstruous energy.
Menstruous is, 'having the catamenia;'( 79 ) and this last word is wanting, a frequent mode of definition in this book.
The miraculous virtue ascribed to menstruous blood is well illustrated in a story told by the Arab chronicler Tabari.
Amongst the Maoris, if a man touched a menstruous woman, he would be taboo 'an inch thick.'Religion & Sex
And that the menstruous blood is pure in itself, and of the same quality as that in the veins, is proved in two ways.
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