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menopause

Line breaks: meno|pause
Pronunciation: /ˈmɛnəpɔːz
 
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Definition of menopause in English:

noun

1The ceasing of menstruation.
Example sentences
  • Menstrual cycles can occur without ovulation taking place as the menopause approaches.
  • Loss of muscle increases six-fold at the time of the menopause so it may have a connection with estrogen.
  • Smoking can cause infertility and an early menopause in women, and sperm problems in men.
1.1The period in a woman’s life (typically between the ages of 45 and 50) when menstruation ceases.
Example sentences
  • Smokers and childless women are known to go through the menopause at a younger age than other women.
  • Every woman who has periods will go through the menopause at some time in her life, usually between the ages of 42 and 58.
  • Some view the menopause as a significant stage in ageing.

Origin

late 19th century: from modern Latin menopausis (see meno-, pause).

Derivatives

menopausal

1
Pronunciation: /-ˈpɔːz(ə)l/
adjective
Example sentences
  • The roots and rhizomes are widely used in the treatment of menopausal symptoms and menstrual dysfunction.
  • Dietary phytoestrogens, found in soya bean and linseed, are thought to help relieve vasomotor menopausal symptoms.
  • Other reported menopausal symptoms include night sweats, insomnia, headaches, weight gain and general irritability.

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