menopausal

[men-uh-paw-zuh l]

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

premenopausal in Medicine

premenopausal

[prē′mĕn-ə-pôzəl]
adj.
  1. Of or relating to the years or the stage of life immediately before the onset of menopause.
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