[ muh-nahr-kee, me- ]
/ məˈnɑr ki, mɛ- /
the first menstrual period; the establishment of menstruation.
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Origin of menarche
1895–1900; men- + archḗ beginning
OTHER WORDS FROM menarchemen·ar·che·al, men·ar·chi·al, adjective
Words nearby menarche
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British Dictionary definitions for menarcheal
/ (mɛˈnɑːkɪ) /
the first occurrence of menstruation in a woman's life
Derived forms of menarchemenarcheal or menarchial, adjective
Word Origin for menarche
C20: New Latin, from Greek mēn month + arkhē beginning
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Medical definitions for menarcheal
[ mə-när′kē ]
The first menstrual period, usually during puberty.
Other words from menarcheme•nar′che•al adj.
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Scientific definitions for menarcheal
[ mə-när′kē ]
The first menstrual period.
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