American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Latinmenopausis, from Ancient Greek ἔμμηνος (emmÄ“nos, “monthly") + παῦσις (pausis, “pause"). Equivalent to meno- +"Ž -pause.
Menopause Sentence Examples
The ovaries show atrophic changes after the menopause.
Women as young as 31 may enter menopause quite unexpectedly, while women in their early 50s may think they've reached menopause only to be surprised to learn their period stopped because they are expecting a "change of life" baby.
This is because the body stops producing estrogen after the menopause.