catamenia

plural noun

cat·​a·​me·​nia ˌka-tə-ˈmē-nē-ə How to pronounce catamenia (audio)
: menses
catamenial adjective

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Greek katamēnia, from neuter plural of katamēnios monthly, from kata by + mēn month — more at cata-, moon

First Known Use

1750, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of catamenia was in 1750

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Cite this Entry

“Catamenia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/catamenia. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

catamenia

noun plural
cata·​me·​nia ˌkat-ə-ˈmē-nē-ə How to pronounce catamenia (audio)
: menses
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