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Topic: HUMAN

Date: 1800-1900
Language: Late Latin
Origin: , past participle of menstruari, from Latin menstruus 'monthly', from mensis 'month'

menstruate

verb
     
men‧stru‧ate [intransitive]
HBH when a woman menstruates, usually every month, blood flows from her body
menstruation noun [uncountable and countable]
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