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perimenopause

noun peri·men·o·pause \ˌper-ē-ˈme-nə-ˌpz, -ˈmē-\

Definition of PERIMENOPAUSE

:  the period around the onset of menopause that is often marked by various physical signs (as hot flashes and menstrual irregularity)
peri·men·o·paus·al \-ˌme-nə-ˈp-zəl, -ˌmē-\ adjective

First Known Use of PERIMENOPAUSE

1962

perimenopause

noun peri·men·o·pause \-ˈmen-ə-ˌpz, -ˈmēn-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of PERIMENOPAUSE

:  the period around the onset of menopause that is often marked by various physical signs (as hot flashes and menstrual irregularity)

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