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menstruation Line breaks: men¦stru|ation
Pronunciation: /mɛnstrʊˈeɪʃ(ə)n/

Definition of menstruation in English:


[mass noun]
The process in a woman of discharging blood and other material from the lining of the uterus at intervals of about one lunar month from puberty until the 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 the curse, monthlies, one's/the time of the month, being on the rag
technical menses, menarche, show, menorrhoea
archaic time
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