[men-uh-pawz] /ˈmɛn əˌpɔz/

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

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’)
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.
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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