\mˈɛnstrjuːəm], \mˈɛnstrjuːəm], \m_ˈɛ_n_s_t_r_j_uː_ə_m]\
Definitions of MENSTRUUM
- 2006 - WordNet 3.0
- 2010 - New Age Dictionary Database
- 1913 - Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
- 1920 - A practical medical dictionary.
- 1898 - Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today.
- 1899 - The american dictionary of the english language.
- 1846 - Medical lexicon: a dictionary of medical science
- 1916 - Appleton's medical dictionary
- 1871 - The Cabinet Dictionary of the English Language
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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
By Princeton University
By Oddity Software
By Noah Webster.
By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop
By Daniel Lyons
The menstruum being, of old, usually continued in action for a month. The monthly discharge of the female. The plural, menstrua, isnow, however, always used for the menses. The name was formerly given to every substance which possesses the property of dissolving others slowly and with the aid of heat. At present, itis used synonymously with solvent. Thus- water, alcohol, ether, acids, oils, & c., are menstrua.
By Robley Dunglison
By Smith Ely Jelliffe