See also: Menstruation

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menstruum +‎ -ation, modelled after Late Latin menstruatio. The word is cognate with French menstruation, Spanish menstruación,[1] displaced Old English mōnaþblōd (literally monthblood)).

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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.
    • 1981, William Irwin Thompson, The Time Falling Bodies Take to Light: Mythology, Sexuality and the Origins of Culture, London: Rider/Hutchinson & Co., page 267:
      It would seem that in Avebury, Stonehenge, and Malta the mystery cult of menstruation/mensuration reached its most consummate development.
  2. An instance of menstruation, the part of each month during which a fertile woman menstruates.

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

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  • IPA(key): /mɛnsdʁuɑˈɕoˀn/, /mɛnsdʁuaˈɕoˀn/

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menstruation c (singular definite menstruationen, plural indefinite menstruationer)

  1. menstruation

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menstruation f (plural menstruations)

  1. menstruation; period
    Synonym: règles

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Etymology

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

Noun

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menstruation c

  1. menstruation
    Synonym: mens

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Declension of menstruation 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative menstruation menstruationen menstruationer menstruationerna
Genitive menstruations menstruationens menstruationers menstruationernas
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