menopause

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See also: ménopause and ménopausé

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Etymology[edit]

From French ménopause, from Latin menopausis, from Ancient Greek μήν (mḗn, month) + παῦσις (paûsis, pause). Equivalent to meno- +‎ -pause.

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menopause (countable and uncountable, plural menopauses)

  1. The period in a woman's life when menstruation becomes irregular and less frequent before eventually stopping altogether, usually accompanied by a range of unpleasant symptoms; the period spanning perimenopause up to postmenopause.
  2. The final menstrual period of a woman after which ovulation no longer occurs.

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menopause f

  1. plural of menopausa