• WordNet 3.6
    • n menstruation the monthly discharge of blood from the uterus of nonpregnant women from puberty to menopause "the women were sickly and subject to excessive menstruation","a woman does not take the gout unless her menses be stopped"--Hippocrates","the semen begins to appear in males and to be emitted at the same time of life that the catamenia begin to flow in females"--Aristotle"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: During menstruation, the sensitivity of a woman's middle finger is reduced.
    • n Menstruation The discharge of the menses; also, the state or the period of menstruating.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n menstruation The act of menstruating or discharging the menses.
    • n menstruation The period of menstruating.
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In literature:

The subject of menstruation seems to be troubling several of you.
"Herself" by E. B. Lowry
His knowledge of the phenomena of menstruation was as wide and definite.
"Old-Time Makers of Medicine" by James J. Walsh
Women are impure for five days during menstruation and are not allowed to cook for that period.
"The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India - Volume IV of IV" by R.V. Russell
To take but one function, menstruation.
"Woman" by William J. Robinson
The Kaonra Ahirs are also said not to consider a woman impure during the period of menstruation.
"The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India" by R. V. Russell
The moon was regarded as the controller of menstruation.
"The Evolution of the Dragon" by G. Elliot Smith
Between twenty-five and thirty, the pain disappeared, but the menstruation became menorrhagic (excessive).
"The Education of American Girls" by Anna Callender Brackett
Ladies who have noticed this phenomenon testify to its recurring very regularly upon the same day after menstruation.
"Searchlights on Health: Light on Dark Corners" by B.G. Jefferis
Puberty is the proper time for the appearance of menstruation.
"Sex" by Henry Stanton
At menstruation women were dangerous to men.
"Folkways" by William Graham Sumner
Menstruate, to, mahsh pilpil.
"Dictionary of the Chinook Jargon" by T. N. Hibben
In some ways this initiation is a puberty ceremony for boys corresponding to the first-menstruation-ceremony of girls.
"The Religion of the Indians of California" by A. L. Kroeber
It is more annoying just before and during menstruation than at any other time.
"Psychotherapy" by James J. Walsh
Attacks associated with irregular menstruation in 30.7 per cent.
"A Statistical Inquiry Into the Nature and Treatment of Epilepsy" by Alexander Hughes Bennett
Menstruation there begins also at a very early age, and ceases equally early.
"The Moral and Intellectual Diversity of Races" by Arthur, comte de Gobineau
This becomes especially manifest at the period of puberty, and continues until after the cessation of menstruation.
"Insanity" by Henry Putnam Stearns
The most common variety of peri-uterine neuralgia is that which attends certain kinds of difficult menstruation.
"Neuralgia and the Diseases that Resemble it" by Francis E. Anstie
In women there are variations due to menstruation.
"Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension:" by Louis Marshall Warfield
To have it is to menstruate.
"Fruits of Philosophy" by Charles Knowlton
Menstruation is usually but not necessarily coincident with ovulation.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 12, Slice 7" by Various

In poetry:

The have ceased to menstruate. They hang
there like little dried up blood clots.
And the heart too, that cripple, how it sang
once. How it thought it could call the shots!
"The Break" by Anne Sexton

In news:

While the average woman has a period every 21 to 35 days, others may only menstruate every six weeks.
Having a brother tied to delayed starts for menstruation, sexual activity.
Women begin experiencing menstruation at about the age of 13.
A new puppy will give women something to focus on during these trying days of menstruation — in other words, something else to yell at.
About 1 to 2 percent of women can have conditions like Von Willebrand disease, a blood disorder that causes heavy menstruation .
For many women, the monthly cycle of bleeding they expect as part of Menstruation is not all that they experience.
Women who start menstruating early may be at increased risk of asthma and poor lung function, new research shows.
Communal ostracism of menstruating girls is also fairly common.
Oprah Radio host Dr Mehmet Oz talks with Elissa Stein and Susan Kim, authors of Flow: The Cultural Story of Menstruation .
It is possible that the stem cells claimed to be in menstrual fluid are endometrial stem cells that slough off each month during menstruation .
THE menstruating woman has been variously vilified, feared, pitied or banished from the village to spend her bloody days in solitude.
An undercover gay blogger attended the National Organization for Marriage's annual conference for young people and was met with its view on pedophilia , hookup sites, and menstruating moms.
No one's completely certain what causes premenstrual syndrome ( PMS ), but there's no denying the pain and distress millions of women suffer 7-10 days before menstruation every month.
Night sweats are commonly associated with perimenopause and menopause, but they can also be triggered by menstruation, medications for depression, diabetes and other conditions.
Girls who are sexually or physically abused may start menstruating earlier or later than average, according to a new study.