Definition of menstruation
: a discharging of blood, secretions, and tissue debris from the uterus that recurs in nonpregnant breeding-age primate females at approximately monthly intervals and that is considered to represent a readjustment of the uterus to the nonpregnant state following proliferative changes accompanying the preceding ovulation; also : period 6c
Examples of menstruation in a Sentence
a first menstruation can be somewhat scary for girls who are unprepared
Recent Examples of menstruation from the Web
The research represents a meaningful step forward in the debate over how menstruation affects the brain, says Dr. Leeners.
From his menstruation musings about Megyn Kelly, to his fat-shaming treatment of a former Miss Universe, to his braggadocio claims about grabbing women’s genitalia, the 45th president is setting the poorest of standards for our children.
In your 30s For the most part, menstruation should be pretty predictable and consistent in this decade, says Dr. Streicher.
The organization, which has received a Nike Game Changers’ award, also hosts workshops to educate about health and life skills, such as menstruation, and parent meetings.
She is asked to pray separately from men, to cover her hair during prayer . . . and to stop praying during the days of her menstruation. . . .
Clue Connect and other period-tracking apps point to a societal change in women's attitudes toward menstruation.
From menstruation to menopause, the muscular canal known as the vagina commands a lot of attention.
There are no known risk factors apart from migraines and marijuana use, but the episodes can be triggered by everyday things like colds and allergies, menstruation, stress, certain foods, overeating, motion sickness, exhaustion, and hot weather.
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Definition of menstruation for Students
: a discharge of bloody fluid from the uterus that usually happens each month
Medical Definition of menstruation
: a discharging of blood, secretions, and tissue debris from the uterus that recurs in nonpregnant human and other primate females of breeding age at approximately monthly intervals and that is considered to represent a readjustment of the uterus to the nonpregnant state following proliferative changes accompanying the preceding ovulation; also : period 1b
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