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English noun: menstruation

1. menstruation (process) the monthly discharge of blood from the uterus of nonpregnant women from puberty to menopause


SamplesThe women were sickly and subject to excessive menstruation.
A woman does not take the gout unless her menses be stopped.
The semen begins to appear in males and to be emitted at the same time of life that the catamenia begin to flow in females.


Synonymscatamenia, flow, menses, menstruum, period


Broader (hypernym)discharge, emission, expelling


Narrower (hyponym)hypermenorrhea, menorrhagia, oligomenorrhea









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