menstrual cycle

noun

Definition of menstrual cycle

: the cycle of physiological changes from the beginning of one menstrual period to the beginning of the next

Examples of menstrual cycle in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Women are questioning whether the vaccine affects their menstrual cycle. New York Times, 14 Apr. 2021 The latest of these claims: being around a vaccinated person could cause a woman to miscarry or affect her menstrual cycle. Miriam Fauzia, USA TODAY, 28 Apr. 2021 Women are questioning whether the vaccine affects their menstrual cycle. New York Times, 14 Apr. 2021 Women are questioning whether the vaccine affects their menstrual cycle. BostonGlobe.com, 5 Apr. 2021 The bone has numerical markings on it that are thought to be the first instance of humans doing math, and scholars believe the notches align with a lunar calendar — possibly for tracking a menstrual cycle. New York Times, 5 May 2021 Birth control pills work by controlling the menstrual cycle, to prevent pregnancy. Gabrielle Smith, CNN, 6 Apr. 2021 This harrowing memoir of a year in a Nazi concentration camp focused very much on the female body, the loss of the menstrual cycle, the fear of never being able to have children, and much else that was painful to contemplate. Tim Parks, The New York Review of Books, 31 Mar. 2021 More than half of women surveyed report experiencing changes in their menstrual cycle over the past year, from longer cycles to more severe mood changes. Emma Hinchliffe, Fortune, 29 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of menstrual cycle

1912, in the meaning defined above

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“Menstrual cycle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/menstrual%20cycle. Accessed 16 Jun. 2021.

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menstrual cycle

noun

Medical Definition of menstrual cycle

: the whole cycle of physiological changes from the beginning of one menstrual period to the beginning of the next

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