meno-pause

menopause

[men-uh-pawz]
noun Physiology.
1.
the period of permanent cessation of menstruation, usually occurring between the ages of 45 and 55.

Origin:
1870–75; < French ménopause. See meno-, pause

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menopause (ˈmɛnəʊˌpɔːz)
 
n
Nontechnical name: change of life the period during which a woman's menstrual cycle ceases, normally occurring at an age of 45 to 50
 
[C19: from French, from Greek mēn month + pausis halt]
 
meno'pausal
 
adj
 
meno'pausic
 
adj

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menopause
1872, from Fr. ménopause, from Gk. men (gen. menos) "month" + pausis "a cessation, a pause," from pauein "to cause to cease."
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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.
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menopause   (měn'ə-pôz')  Pronunciation Key 
The time at which menstruation ceases, occurring usually between 45 and 55 years of age in humans.
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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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