Definition of menstruation in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌmenstro͞oˈāSH(ə)n/
Pronunciation: /menˈstrāSH(ə)n/


The process in a woman of discharging blood and other materials from the lining of the uterus at intervals of about one lunar month from puberty until menopause, except during pregnancy.
Example sentences
  • Women around the age of 50 are usually considered to be past their menopause if menstruation has not occurred for a year.
  • Typically, menstruation and ovulation cease with the menopause, at around age 51 or 52.
  • Women have higher iron needs because of physiological losses through menstruation and pregnancy.
informal one's/that time of the month
informal,, dated the curse

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Syllabification: men·stru·a·tion

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