menarche

noun men·ar·che \ ˈme-ˌnär-kē \

Definition of menarche

: 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

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menarche

noun men·ar·che \ ˈmen-ˌär-kē \

medical Definition of menarche

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

menarcheal

play \ˌmen-ˈär-kē-əl\ or menarchal play \men-ˈär-kəl\ also menarchial play \men-ˈär-kē-əl\ adjective

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