menstruation

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menstruate +‎ -ion

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  • IPA(key): /ˌmɛnstɹuˈeɪʃən/, /ˌmɛnˈstɹeɪʃən/ (the latter pronunciation leading to the spelling menstration)
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  • Rhymes: -eɪʃən

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menstruation (countable and uncountable, plural menstruations)

  1. The periodic discharging of the menses, the flow of blood and cells from the lining of the uterus in unfertilized females of humans and other primates.

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menstruation f (plural menstruations)

  1. menstruation; period

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