noun Physiology.

  1. the period of permanent cessation of menstruation, usually occurring between the ages of 45 and 55.
  2. male menopause.


  1. 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.

  1. The cessation of menstruation, occurring usually between the ages of 45 and 55.climacteric

  1. 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.

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