menstruous (adj.) 1530s, from Fr. menstrueus, from L. *menstruosus, from menstruum, from menstruus (adj.) "monthly," from mensis "month" (see MOON (Cf. moon) (n.)).

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  • Menstruous — Men stru*ous, a. [L. menstruus, fr. mensis month. Cf. {Menstruum}.] 1. Having the monthly flow or discharge; menstruating. [1913 Webster] 2. Of or pertaining to the monthly flow; catamenial. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • menstruous — [men′stro͞o əs, men′strəs] adj. [ML menstruosus < L menstruus, monthly < mensis] of or having the menses …   English World dictionary

  • menstruous — adjective /ˈmɛnstɹʊəs,ˈmɛnstɹ(əw)əs/ a) Of or pertaining to menstruation; menstrual. Foolish, drunken, or hairbrain women most part bring forth children like unto themslves, morosus et languidos, and so likewise he that lies with a menstruous… …   Wiktionary

  • menstruous — /men strooh euhs, streuhs/, adj. pertaining to menstruation. [1375 1425; late ME: menstruating < L menstruus monthly; see MENSTRUATE, OUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • menstruous — men·stru·ous men(t) strə( wə)s adj of, relating to, or undergoing menstruation * * * men·stru·ous (menґstroo əs) menstrual …   Medical dictionary

  • menstruous — menstrÊŠÉ™s adj. of or pertaining to menstruation, menstrual (Physiology) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • menstruous — adjective relating to or in the process of menstruation …   English new terms dictionary

  • menstruous — men·stru·ous …   English syllables

  • menstruous — /ˈmɛnstruəs/ (say menstroohuhs) adjective relating to menstruation. {Latin menstruus monthly} …   Australian English dictionary

  • menstruous — adj. 1 of or relating to the menses. 2 menstruating. Etymology: ME f. OF menstrueus or LL menstruosus (as MENSTRUAL) …   Useful english dictionary

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