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catamenia

[kat-uh-mee-nee-uh] /ˌkæt əˈmi ni ə/
noun, (used with a singular or plural verb) Physiology
1.
Origin
1745-1755
1745-55; < Neo-Latin < Greek katamḗnia, neuter plural of Greek katamḗnios monthly, equivalent to kata- cata- + mḗn month + -ios -ious
Related forms
catamenial, adjective
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catamenia

/ˌkætəˈmiːnɪə/
plural noun
1.
(physiol) another word for menses
Derived Forms
catamenial, adjective
Word Origin
C18: from New Latin, from Greek katamēnia menses
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