- the period of permanent cessation of menstruation, usually occurring between the ages of 45 and 55.
- male menopause.
- the period during which a woman’s menstrual cycle ceases, normally occurring at an age of 45 to 50Nontechnical name: change of life
n.1852 (from 1845 as a French word in English), from French ménopause, from medical Latin menopausis, from Greek men (genitive menos) “month” (see moon (n.)) + pausis “a cessation, a pause,” from pauein “to cause to cease” (see pause (n.)). Earlier it was change of life. n.
- The cessation of menstruation, occurring usually between the ages of 45 and 55.climacteric
- The time at which menstruation ceases, occurring usually between 45 and 55 years of age in humans.
The period in a woman’s life when her menstrual cycles stop. Menopause typically occurs between the ages of forty-five and fifty-five.