Meaning of “menopause” in the English Dictionary

"menopause" in British English

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menopausenoun [ U ]

uk /ˈmen.ə.pɔːz/ us /ˈmen.ə.pɑːz/ informal the change (of life)

the time in a woman's life when she gradually stops having periods (= blood flow from her uterus each month):

Most women go through menopause (UK also the menopause) between the ages of 45 and 55.
menopausal
adjective uk /ˌmen.əˈpɔː.zəl/ us /ˈmen.ə.pɑːzəl/

menopausal women/symptoms

(Definition of “menopause” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"menopause" in American English

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menopausenoun [ U ]

us /ˈmen·əˌpɔz/

the time in a woman’s life, often between the ages of 45 and 55, when she gradually stops menstruating (= having a regular flow of blood from her uterus)

(Definition of “menopause” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)