Relating to or in the process of menstruation.
- ‘In Brunswick people think that if a menstruous woman assists at the killing of a pig, the pork will putrefy.’
- ‘Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD), a menstruous dysfunction, is characterized by profoundly depressed mood, and studies have shown that antidepressants are effective for PMDD.’
Late Middle English: from Old French menstrueus, from late Latin menstruosus, from menstrua menses.
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.