noun[mass noun] rare
Blood and other matter discharged from the uterus at menstruation.
- After delivery, the lochia continue to flow for a longer time than the true catamenia.
- Females exposed to cold or undergoing powerful excitements, experience a suppression of the catamenia.
- I am of opinion that, if the general health were perfectly good, the cessation of the catamenia would always be accomplished naturally.
Mid 18th century: Greek, neuter plural form of katamēnios 'monthly', from kata 'down' + mēn 'month': see -ia2.
For editors and proofreaders
Line breaks: cata|me¦nia
Definition of catamenia in:
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.