menstrual

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From Middle English menstruall, from Latin menstrualis, from menstrua (menses), from neuter plural of menstruus (of a month, monthly, of menstruation), from mensis (month) + -alis (-al); see moon.

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  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈmɛn.strəl/, /ˈmɛn.stru.əl/ (the former pronunciation leading to the spelling menstral)

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menstrual (not comparable)

  1. Of or relating to the menses.
  2. (dated) Occurring once a month; monthly.
  3. (dated) Lasting for a month.
    a menstrual flower

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