Definition of menstruation in English:

menstruation

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

[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.
More 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.
Synonyms
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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