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See menses.

[Greek katamēnia, from neuter pl. of katamēnios, monthly : kata-, according to, per; see cata- + mēn, month; see mē- in Indo-European roots.]

cat′a·me′ni·al adj.
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pl n
(Physiology) physiol another word for menses
[C18: from New Latin, from Greek katamēnia menses]
ˌcataˈmenial adj
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(ˈmɛn siz)

n. (used with a sing. or pl. v.)
the menstrual flow.
[1590–1600; < Latin mēnsēs, pl. of mēnsis month]
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Noun1.catamenia - the monthly discharge of blood from the uterus of nonpregnant women from puberty to menopausecatamenia - the monthly discharge of blood from the uterus of nonpregnant women from puberty to menopause; "the women were sickly and subject to excessive menstruation"; "a woman does not take the gout unless her menses be stopped"--Hippocrates; "the semen begins to appear in males and to be emitted at the same time of life that the catamenia begin to flow in females"--Aristotle
expelling, discharge, emission - any of several bodily processes by which substances go out of the body; "the discharge of pus"
hypermenorrhea, menorrhagia - abnormally heavy or prolonged menstruation; can be a symptom of uterine tumors and can lead to anemia if prolonged
oligomenorrhea - abnormally light or infrequent menstruation
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Estrategia y ciclo de muda de Catamenia analis (Aves: Thraupidae) y criterios para la determinacion de su edad y sexo.
That out of which the living was generated was the material, which in this particular case was for Aristotle the female catamenia. On the other hand, the particular formal agency that was necessary for this generation was the psyche.
In the 18th century another theory emerged: it was then thought the excessive vomiting was caused by the fullness of the uterine vessels, which in turn was caused by the obstruction of the "Catamenia" (the Menses) (Moshe et al, 1994, p.