Definition of menarche in English:

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menarche

Pronunciation: /mɛˈnɑːki/

noun

The first occurrence of menstruation: age at menarche varies considerably between populations
More example sentences
  • But the delayed menarche and the delayed puberty may have an effect on their growth and height.
  • Early menarche and late menopause may also increase the risk of breast cancer by affecting lifetime exposure to hormones.
  • The longer a woman's fertile life (the interval between the menarche and the menopause), the more likely she will develop Parkinson's disease.

Origin

Late 19th century: modern Latin, from Greek mēn 'month' + arkhē 'beginning'.

Words that rhyme with menarche

Iraqi, Kawasaki, khaki, larky, malarkey, Nagasaki, narky, parky, raki, saké, saki, sarky, souvlaki, sparky, sukiyaki, teriyaki

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