[men-stroo-uh l, -struh l] /ˈmɛn stru əl, -strəl/
of or relating to menstruation or to the menses.
of or relating to menstruation or the menses
late 14c., “pertaining to menses,” also (in astronomy) “monthly,” from Old French menstruel, from Latin menstrualis “monthly,” especially “of or having monthly courses,” from menstruus “of a month, every month, monthly, pertaining to a month,” from mensis “month” (see moon (n.)).
menstrual men·stru·al (měn’strōō-əl) or men·stru·ous (-əs)
Of or relating to menstruation.
- Menstrual cycle
menstrual cycle n. The recurring cycle of physiological changes in the uterus, ovaries, and other sexual structures that occur from the beginning of one menstrual period through the beginning of the next. menstrual cycle (měn’str-əl) The recurring monthly series of physiological changes in women and other female primates in which an egg is produced in […]
noun 1. an abortion procedure involving suction aspiration of the uterine contents early in gestation, before the first missed menstrual period: sometimes performed later.
- Menstrual period
menstrual period n. See menses.
menstruant men·stru·ant (měn’strōō-ənt) n. A girl or woman who menstruates. adj. Capable of menstruating.