menstruous

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From Anglo-Norman menstruus, Middle French menstrueus, and their source, Late Latin menstruosus (menstruating), from Latin mēnstruum.

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menstruous (not comparable)

  1. Of or pertaining to menstruation; menstrual.
  2. (of a female) Currently undergoing menstruation.
    • 1621, Democritus Junior [pseudonym; Robert Burton], The Anatomy of Melancholy, Oxford: Printed by Iohn Lichfield and Iames Short, for Henry Cripps, OCLC 216894069:, New York, 2001, p.213:
      Foolish, drunken, or hairbrain women most part bring forth children like unto themslves, morosus et languidos, and so likewise he that lies with a menstruous woman.
  3. (obsolete) Monthly.

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