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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While pads and menstrual cups have their own issues, tampon horror stories are on a whole other level. Stacey Grant, Seventeen, "14 Tampon Horror Stories That Are Bloody Awful," 26 Mar. 2019 An e-commerce page features links to a copper tongue scraper, a silicone menstrual cup, and two different types of natural toothpaste. Justine Harman, Glamour, "These Self-Help Gurus Might Not Have Have Formal Training—But They Promise to Change Your Life," 20 Dec. 2018 Why are some Black menstruators so disgusted by menstrual cups? Teen Vogue, "Period Taboo and Menstrual Cups in the Black Community," 15 Nov. 2018 For instance, for Kristen Bell, menstrual cups are not the top choice anymore. Sarah Jacoby, SELF, "Kristen Bell Fainted While Trying to Remove a Menstrual Cup," 1 Nov. 2018 The warden of a Virginia prison has announced a new policy banning women visiting inmates from wearing tampons or menstrual cups. Fox News, "Prison bans visitors from wearing tampons over 'contraband' concerns," 24 Sep. 2018 Then there are fibroids, benign (non-cancerous) tumors can grow in and on the uterus, sometimes leading to extremely heavy menstrual bleeding, the Mayo Clinic explains. Korin Miller, SELF, "Here’s When to See a Doctor About Period Clots," 1 Mar. 2019 Hormones used for birth control may also be used to treat excessive menstrual bleeding, Ms. Harmon said. New York Times, "How to Make Sure You Travel with Medication Legally," 19 Jan. 2018 Get to know the characteristics of your ovulation and menstrual patterns. Pamela Tsigdinos, Marie Claire, "The Wild World of IVF, Explained," 1 Oct. 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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