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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 post-menstrual

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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post-menstrual in Medicine

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

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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