Definition of menstrual cycle in English:

menstrual cycle


  • The process of ovulation and menstruation in women and other female primates.

    ‘the menstrual cycle ceases during pregnancy’
    ‘menstrual cycles vary in length from person to person’
    • ‘In contrast, when the available energy is virtually unlimited women have frequent ovulatory menstrual cycles characterised by high hormone concentrations.’
    • ‘The pituitary gland also controls ovulation and the menstrual cycle in women.’
    • ‘This signal was used to identify days of ovulation during 696 menstrual cycles.’
    • ‘Earlier onset of regular menstrual cycles is associated with early regular ovulatory menstrual cycles, a risk factor for the disease.’
    • ‘Anorexia nervosa is characterized by restricted eating and refusal to maintain normal body weight, persistent fear of being fat, feeling fat when one is not; absent or erratic menstrual cycles in females.’