Definition of menstruous in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈmenstrəs/
Pronunciation: /ˈmenstro͞oəs/


Relating to or in the process of menstruation.
Example sentences
  • In Brunswick people think that if a menstruous woman assists at the killing of a pig, the pork will putrefy.
  • Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD), a menstruous dysfunction, is characterized by profoundly depressed mood, and studies have shown that antidepressants are effective for PMDD.


Late Middle English: from Old French menstrueus, from late Latin menstruosus, from menstrua 'menses'.

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Syllabification: men·stru·ous

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