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menstrual

[men-stroo-uh l, -struh l] /ˈmɛn stru əl, -strəl/
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to menstruation or to the menses.
2.
Archaic. monthly.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English menstruall < Latin mēnstruālis having monthly courses, equivalent to mēnstru(a) monthly courses (noun use of neuter plural of mēnstruus monthly; mēnstr- (see semester) + -uus adj. suffix, probably on the model of annuus annual) + -ālis -al1
Related forms
intermenstrual, adjective
postmenstrual, adjective
premenstrual, adjective
premenstrually, adverb
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Word Origin and History for intermenstrual

menstrual

adj.

late 14c., "pertaining to menses," also (in astronomy) "monthly," from Old French menstruel, from Latin menstrualis "monthly," especially "of or having monthly courses," from menstruus "of a month, every month, monthly, pertaining to a month," from mensis "month" (see moon (n.)).

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intermenstrual in Medicine

menstrual men·stru·al (měn'strōō-əl) or men·stru·ous (-əs)
adj.
Of or relating to menstruation.

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