noun. the monthly discharge of blood from the uterus of nonpregnant women from puberty to menopause.
- mensis (Latin)
Example sentences of the word menses
1. Noun, plural
Young women were isolated at first menses, their hair was braided and the part was colored red, and they were taught by elder women.
2. Verb, base form
The most common type of a hormonal headache is a menstrual migraine, in which a woman experiences a migraine during the two days prior to menses up to three days into her menses.