Definition of catamenia in English:


Line breaks: cata|me¦nia
Pronunciation: /katəˈmiːnɪə


[mass noun] rare
  • Blood and other matter discharged from the uterus at menstruation.
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    • Girls rarely conceive before the catamenia appear.
    • The deficiency of the catamenia in these cases may be looked upon as incurable.
    • 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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