menses

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noun, plural in form but singular or plural in construction men·ses \ˈmen-(ˌ)sēz\

Definition of menses

  1. :  the menstrual flow

Origin and Etymology of menses

Latin, literally, months, plural of mensis month — more at moon


First Known Use: 1597


MENSES Defined for English Language Learners

menses

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noun, plural in form but singular or plural in construction men·ses \ˈmen-(ˌ)sēz\

Definition of menses for English Language Learners

  • medical : the flow of blood that comes from a woman's body each month


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menses

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noun plural but singular or plural in construction men·ses \ˈmen-ˌsēz\

Medical Definition of menses

  1. :  the menstrual flow

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