Menopause meaning

mĕnə-pôz
The permanent cessation of menstruation, usually occurring between the ages of 45 and 55.
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The period during which such cessation occurs.
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The permanent cessation of menstruation, normally occurring around the age of 50
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The period of time preceding this cessation, normally beginning between the ages of 45 and 50; perimenopause.
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The permanent cessation of menstruation, usually occurring between the ages of 45 and 55.
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The period during which such cessation occurs.
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The time at which menstruation ceases, occurring usually between 45 and 55 years of age in humans.
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The ending of menstruation; the time in a woman's life when this happens.
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Origin of menopause

  • New Latin mēnopausis meno– Greek pausis pause pause

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin menopausis, from Ancient Greek ἔμμηνος (emmÄ“nos, “monthly") + παῦσις (pausis, “pause"). Equivalent to meno- +"Ž -pause.

    From Wiktionary