Menopause



[men-uh-pawz] /ˈmɛn əˌpɔz/

noun, Physiology.
1.
the period of permanent cessation of menstruation, usually occurring between the ages of 45 and 55.
2.
.
/ˈmɛnəʊˌpɔːz/
noun
1.
the period during which a woman’s menstrual cycle ceases, normally occurring at an age of 45 to 50 Nontechnical name change of life
n.

1852 (from 1845 as a French word in English), from French ménopause, from medical Latin menopausis, from Greek men (genitive menos) “month” (see moon (n.)) + pausis “a cessation, a pause,” from pauein “to cause to cease” (see pause (n.)). Earlier it was change of life.

menopause men·o·pause (měn’ə-pôz’)
n.
The period marked by the natural and permanent cessation of menstruation, occurring usually between the ages of 45 and 55.
men’o·paus’al adj.
menopause
(měn’ə-pôz’)
The time at which menstruation ceases, occurring usually between 45 and 55 years of age in humans.
menopause [(men-uh-pawz)]

The period in a woman’s life when her menstrual cycles stop. Menopause typically occurs between the ages of forty-five and fifty-five.

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