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Definition of "menses" [‖Men•ses]

  • The monthly flow of blood and cellular debris from the uterus that begins at puberty in women and the females of other primates. In women, menses ceases at menopause. Also called catamenia. (noun-plural)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "menses" in a sentence
  • "Coition during the menses is forbidden by all Eastern faiths under the severest penalties."
  • "Our menses are a time for rejuvenation and tapping into our inner wisdom."
  • "So please do not bash me for thinking my menses is a disease, because in my case, it is."