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menarche

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noun men·ar·che \ˈme-ˌnär-kē\

Definition of menarche

  1. :  the beginning of the menstrual function; especially :  the first menstrual period of an individual

menarcheal

play \ˌme-när-ˈkē-əl\ adjective


Origin and Etymology of menarche

New Latin, from men- + Greek archē beginning


First Known Use: circa 1900

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menarche

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noun men·ar·che \ˈmen-ˌär-kē\

Medical Definition of menarche

  1. :  the beginning of the menstrual function; especially :  the first menstrual period of an individual

menarcheal

\ˌmen-ˈär-kē-əl\play or

menarchal

\men-ˈär-kəl\play also

menarchial

\men-ˈär-kē-əl\play adjective



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