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premenopausal Line breaks: pre|meno¦paus¦al
Pronunciation: /priːˌmɛnəˈpɔːz(ə)l/

Definition of premenopausal in English:


Of or in the period of a woman’s life immediately preceding the menopause.
Example sentences
  • A lower proportion of highly stressed women than less stressed women were premenopausal and used oral contraceptives.
  • If you're premenopausal, this will cause premature menopause.
  • Cysts are a common cause of palpable breast masses in premenopausal women older than 40 years.

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