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perimenopause (ˌpɛrɪˈmɛnəʊˌpɔːz)
the period leading up to the menopause during which some of the symptoms associated with menopause may be experienced

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Main Entry:  perimenopausal
Part of Speech:  adj
Definition:  pertaining to the time leading up to menopause when estrogen levels begin to drop
Etymology:  peri- 'around' + menopause's 21st Century Lexicon
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