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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)

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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)
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