menstruation

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to navigation Jump to search
See also: Menstruation

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

menstruum +‎ -ation, modelled after Late Latin menstruatio. The word is cognate with French menstruation, Spanish menstruación.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˌmɛnstɹʊˈeɪʃn/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˌmɛnstɹuˈeɪʃ(ə)n/, /-stɹəˈweɪ-/, /ˌmɛnˈstɹeɪʃ(ə)n/ (the latter pronunciation leading to the spelling menstration)
  • (file)
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -eɪʃən
  • Hyphenation: men‧stru‧a‧tion

Noun[edit]

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.

Alternative forms[edit]

Synonyms[edit]

Related terms[edit]

Translations[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ menstruation, n.”, in OED Online Paid subscription required, Oxford: Oxford University Press, September 2001.

Further reading[edit]


French[edit]

Noun[edit]

menstruation f (plural menstruations)

  1. menstruation; period

Synonyms[edit]