PREMENSTRUAL

menstrual

[men-stroo-uhl, -struhl]
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to menstruation or to the menses.
2.
Archaic. monthly.

Origin:
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

intermenstrual, adjective
postmenstrual, adjective
premenstrual, adjective
premenstrually, adverb
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menstrual (ˈmɛnstrʊəl)
 
adj
of or relating to menstruation or the menses

premenstrual (priːˈmɛnstrʊəl)
 
adj
1.  of or occurring before a menstrual period
2.  of or occuring before the menarche

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menstrual
late 14c., from O.Fr. menstruel, from L. menstrualis "monthly," especially "of or having monthly courses," from menstruus "of menstruation, monthly," from mensis "month" (see menses).

premenstrual
1885, from pre- + menstrual (q.v.). Premenstrual syndrome earlier was premenstrual tension (1928).
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menstrual men·stru·al (měn'strōō-əl) or men·stru·ous (-əs)
adj.
Of or relating to menstruation.

premenstrual pre·men·stru·al (prē-měn'strōō-əl)
adj.
Of or occurring in the period just before menstruation.

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