men·​stru·​al | \ ˈmen(t)-strü-əl How to pronounce menstrual (audio) , -strəl\

Definition of menstrual

: of or relating to menstruation

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Other Words from menstrual

menstrually adverb

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Finally, Apple’s watchOS 6 will add a new menstrual-cycle tracking feature and other health trackers. Don Reisinger, Fortune, "Apple's Week Was Dominated by WWDC, Regulators, and a Mac Surprise," 8 June 2019 In these countries, girls are forced to stay home from school, sometimes sitting on cardboard during their periods or been placed in a menstrual hut alone for several days. Kitty Leshay,, "Days For Girls: Empowering Girls Worldwide," 7 June 2019 Masturbating can help relieve menstrual cramps, too. Rachel Jacoby Zoldan, SELF, "14 Benefits of Female Masturbation and Why Every Woman Should Do It," 31 Dec. 2018 The Expert Says: There are no clinical trials on CBD & menstrual pain. The Editors, Marie Claire, "10 Health Issues CBD Could Solve," 17 Apr. 2019 Ginger helped reduce menstrual cramp pain in a 2015 randomized clinical trial published in Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "The 5 Best Health Benefits of Ginger Water," 11 Jan. 2019 More risk factors include a history of heavy or prolonged periods, severe menstrual pain, and having expelled an IUD already, among others. Zahra Barnes, SELF, "Can My IUD Fall Out if I Have Rough Sex?," 14 June 2018 Broadleaf Plantain Comfrey Another multi-purpose, easy-to-grow herb used for everything from arthritis to menstrual pain, comfrey is most commonly used topically nowadays. Sunset, "Top 10 Medicinal Plants You Can Grow at Home," 22 Jan. 2018 Beginning next month, any woman visiting an inmate at one of the state's prisons will be barred from wearing a tampon or a menstrual cup. Abby Gardner, Glamour, "Virginia Prisons Ban Female Visitors From Using Tampons," 25 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of menstrual

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of menstrual was in the 14th century

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English Language Learners Definition of menstrual

: of or relating to menstruation : of or relating to the flow of blood that comes from a woman's body each month


men·​stru·​al | \ ˈmen(t)-strə(-wə)l How to pronounce menstrual (audio) \

Medical Definition of menstrual

: of or relating to menstruation

Other Words from menstrual

menstrually adverb
a menstrually related migraine

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