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

Examples of menstrual in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The country needs more accessible, comprehensive women’s healthcare to treat everything from the menstrual pains of adolescents to the hot flashes of postmenopausal grannies, Gupta said. Rachel Scheier California Healthline, Los Angeles Times, "Pandemic highlights need for more women’s urgent care clinics in California," 15 Apr. 2021 Their names and their deeds — from secreting grenades in menstrual pads to leading men in battle — are little known., "Brave women fighting Nazis in ‘The Light of Days’," 15 Apr. 2021 Still, Welch’s latest passion project is about using clothing to democratize a human-rights issue that impacts every woman on the planet—menstrual equity or the right to safe and affordable menstruation products. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, "Karla Welch Wants to Change the Way You Think About Your Period," 1 Apr. 2021 Ancient Greeks and Romans ground it into a poultice to relieve back pain and menstrual cramps. Tribune News Service, cleveland, "Horseradish has deep roots in history," 30 Mar. 2021 The menstrual pad dropped into the dispenser with a soft thud. Rachel Epstein, Marie Claire, "'The Dating Plan' Is Our April Book Club Pick," 29 Mar. 2021 Today, sustainable menstrual cup brand Saalt is donating all profits to Her International, an organization supporting women’s and girl’s education in Canada and Nepal. NBC News, "International Women's Day 2021: 101 best women-owned brands," 9 Mar. 2021 Las Zadas—the only program of its type along the border—provides free health care, legal advice, products for babies, and pre- and post-natal care like vitamins, menstrual pads and breast pumps. Time, "Pregnant Asylum-Seekers Needed Help at the Border. Inside the Makeshift Clinic That Provided Care—and Community," 3 Mar. 2021 In the meantime, check out these tips to help treat your heavy menstrual bleeding. Noel Cody, Essence, "How to Help Heavy Periods," 9 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of menstrual

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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18 Apr 2021

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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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