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menses (n.)

"monthly discharge of blood from the uterus," 1590s, from Latin menses, plural of mensis "month" (see moon (n.)).

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Definitions of menses

menses (n.)
the monthly discharge of blood from the uterus of nonpregnant women from puberty to menopause; "a woman does not take the gout unless her menses be stopped"--Hippocrates; "the semen begins to appear in males and to be emitted at the same time of life that the catamenia begin to flow in females"--Aristotle;
Synonyms: menstruation / menstruum / catamenia / period / flow
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