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Menstruation meaning

menstruation - 2 dictionary results

  1. 1. the monthly discharge of blood from the uterus of nonpregnant women from puberty to menopause; " the women were sickly and subject to excessive menstruation"; " 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
  2. 2. The discharge of the menses; also, the state or the period of menstruating.

menstruation - examples of usage

  1. Menstruation has been said to be a miniature labor. - "The Glands Regulating Personality", Louis Berman, M.D..
  2. Adolescence, the coming of menstruation, the first blooming of youth is delayed in the subthyroid. - "The Glands Regulating Personality", Louis Berman, M.D..
  3. What his science was like may be imagined when we learn that he seriously speaks of animals who conceive through the mouth of basilisks whose glance is deadly, of petrified storks changed into snakes, of the stillborn young of the lion which are afterwards brought to life by the roar of their sire, of frogs falling in a shower of rain, of ducks transformed into frogs, and of men born from beasts; the menstruation of women he regarded as a venom whence proceeded flies, spiders, earwigs, and all sorts of loathsome vermin; night was caused, not by the absence of the sun, but by the presence of the stars, which were the positive cause of the darkness. - "German Culture Past and Present", Ernest Belfort Bax.
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