from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A loss of blood occurring at the time of the menstrual flow elsewhere than from the uterus, and taking the place of the regular flow; vicarious menstruation.
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A medical condition in which blood flows from some part of a woman's body at a different place than (but at the same time as, and replacing) her regular menses. Also called vicarious menstruation. From Greek words meaning 'strange' and 'menses.'
July 9, 2008