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menstruous

adjective Related to menses; menstrual. It is not used in the working medical parlance.
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Branham's thesis is that restrictions against menstruous women in Jewish temple worship and Christian eucharistic worship in late antiquity and the early medieval period were based on the notion of eliminating competing bloods, menstrual and sacred (that is, the Eucharist).
Rank sweaty froth thy mistress' brow defiles, Like spermatic issue of ripe menstruous boils.
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.