Adjective "menstrual" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Relating to the menses or menstruation.
  1. 'The gestational age of all women was confirmed, either by menstrual dates or by second trimester ultrasonography.'
  2. 'Patients may also present with chronic lower abdominal or pelvic pain, or alterations in the menstrual pattern.'
  3. 'Perhaps someone was using them to relieve arthritis pain, a headache or painful menstrual cramps.'
  4. 'We examined whether women with irregular cycles have more menstrual symptoms than do women with regular cycles.'
  5. 'Women must have sufficient iron stores to prevent iron deficiency from menstrual blood loss or pregnancy.'
  6. 'In addition, abnormal menstrual bleeding can be controlled to some extent by the use of hormonal medications.'
  7. 'Such hormones are often prescribed for painful menstrual cramps and ovarian cysts, among other problems.'
  8. 'Do you think someone's behavior may be telling you about a menstrual disorder?'
  9. 'However, another study concluded that an early second injection does not change menstrual patterns.'
  10. 'The first day of the menstrual cycle is defined as the first day of menstrual blood loss.'


1. of or relating to menstruation or to the menses.

2. Archaic. monthly.

More examples(as adjective)

"cycles can be menstrual."

"bloods can be menstrual."

"periods can be menstrual."

"disturbances can be menstrual."

"disorders can be menstrual."

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Late Middle English: from Latin menstrualis, from menstruum ‘menses’, from mensis ‘month’.