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menstruous

adjective Related to menses; menstrual. It is not used in the working medical parlance.
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(183) The restrictions on menstruants that surfaced first within Christianity in the canonical letters of Dionysius of Alexandria (184) in the mid-third century became canon law for the Byzantine Church in 692 through the Council in Trullo, (185) which adopted wholesale the canonical writings of a dozen bishops, including Dionysius and his later successor, Timothy, who similarly restricted menstruous women from receiving the Eucharist or even entering the church.
Rank sweaty froth thy mistress' brow defiles, Like spermatic issue of ripe menstruous boils.
But according to Browne, "if we concede a Nationall unsavourinesse in any people, yet shall we finde the Jews lesse subject hereto than any other," the result in part of their "very temperate diet." By observing laws of purification and abstaining from intercourse when their wives are menstruating ("a rule, I fear, not so well observed by Christians"), the Jews avoid various diseases and prevent certain birth defects contracted from "the menstruous impurities in the mothers bloud, and virulent tinctures contracted by the Infant, in the nutriment of the wombe.'"