Definition of catamenia in English:

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Pronunciation: /katəˈmiːnɪə/


[mass noun] rare
Blood and other matter discharged from the uterus at menstruation.
Example sentences
  • 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.

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