menstrual

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English menstruall, from Latin mēnstruālis, from mēnstrua (menses), from neuter plural of mēnstruus (of a month, monthly, of menstruation), from mēnsis (month) + -ālis (-al); see moon.

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  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈmɛn.stɹu.əl/, /ˈmɛn.stɹəl/ (the latter pronunciation leading to the spelling menstral)
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Adjective[edit]

menstrual (not comparable)

  1. Of or relating to the menses.
    • 1981, William Irwin Thompson, The Time Falling Bodies Take to Light: Mythology, Sexuality and the Origins of Culture, London: Rider/Hutchinson & Co., page 96:
      Recent studies in physiology have noted that women who live in close proximity to one another - nurses in a hospital or coeds in a college dormitory - tend to have their menstrual periods at the same time.
  2. (dated) Occurring once a month; monthly.
  3. (dated) Lasting for a month.
    a menstrual flower

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Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin mēnstruālis.

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menstrual (masculine and feminine plural menstruals)

  1. menstrual

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin mēnstruālis.

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  • Hyphenation: mens‧tru‧al
  • Rhymes: -al, -aw

Adjective[edit]

menstrual m or f (plural menstruais, comparable)

  1. menstrual (relating to menstruation)

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  • menstrual” in Dicionário Priberam da Língua Portuguesa.

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin menstrualis.

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menstrual m or n (feminine singular menstruală, masculine plural menstruali, feminine and neuter plural menstruale)

  1. menstrual

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin mēnstruālis.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /mensˈtɾwal/, [mẽnsˈt̪ɾwal]
  • Rhymes: -al
  • Hyphenation: mens‧trual

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menstrual (plural menstruales)

  1. menstrual (relating to menstruation)

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