HyperDic: menstrual_cycle

English > 1 sense of the expression menstrual cycle:
NOUNtimemenstrual cyclea recurring cycle (beginning at menarche and ending at menopause) in which the endometrial lining of the uterus prepares for pregnancy
English > menstrual cycle: 1 sense > noun 1, time
MeaningA recurring cycle (beginning at menarche and ending at menopause) in which the endometrial lining of the uterus prepares for pregnancy; if pregnancy does not occur the lining is shed at menstruation.
Example"the average menstrual cycle is 28 days"
Partsfertile period, fertile phaseThe time in the menstrual cycle when fertilization is most likely to be possible (7 days before to 7 days after ovulation)
menstrual phaseThe phase of the menstrual cycle during which the lining of the uterus is shed (the first day of menstrual flow is considered day 1 of the menstrual cycle)
safe periodThat time during a woman's menstrual cycle during which conception is least likely to occur (usually immediately before of after menstruation)
secretory phase, luteal phaseThe second half of the menstrual cycle after ovulation
Broadercycle, oscillationA single complete execution of a periodically repeated phenomenon
Spanishciclo menstrual

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