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EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

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

NounEdit

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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ReferencesEdit

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

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NounEdit

menstruation f (plural menstruations)

  1. menstruation; period

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