menopausal

[ men-uh-paw-zuh l ]
/ ˌmɛn əˈpɔ zəl /

adjective

of, relating to, or characteristic of menopause.

Nearby words

  1. menominee whitefish,
  2. menomini,
  3. menomonee falls,
  4. menomonie,
  5. menon,
  6. menopause,
  7. menophania,
  8. menopolis,
  9. menorah,
  10. menorca

Origin of menopausal

First recorded in 1905–10; menopause + -al1

Related formspost·men·o·pau·sal, adjectivepre·men·o·pau·sal, adjective

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Word Origin and History for premenopausal

menopausal

adj.

1879, from menopause + -al (1).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for premenopausal

premenopausal

[ prē′mĕn-ə-pôzəl ]

adj.

Of or relating to the years or the stage of life immediately before the onset of menopause.

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