postmenopausal

adjective
post·​men·​o·​paus·​al | \ ˌpōs(t)-ˌme-nə-ˈpȯ-zəl How to pronounce postmenopausal (audio) , -ˌmē- \

Definition of postmenopausal

1 : having undergone menopause
2 : occurring or administered after menopause

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Other Words from postmenopausal

postmenopausally \ ˌpōs(t)-​ˌme-​nə-​ˈpȯ-​zə-​lē How to pronounce postmenopausal (audio) , -​ˌmē-​ \ adverb
postmenopause \ ˌpōs(t)-​ˈme-​nə-​ˌpȯz How to pronounce postmenopausal (audio) , -​ˈmē-​ \ noun

Examples of postmenopausal in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Ovarian cysts are not rare, with significant cysts likely in 8% of premenopausal women and 14% to 18% of postmenopausal women. Laura Specker Sullivan, STAT, 7 Aug. 2021 But by their 50s, most women have reached perimenopause; by their 60s, almost all are postmenopausal. New York Times, 21 July 2021 Randomized control trials of postmenopausal women have tried to assess whether hormone therapy decreased the risk of Alzheimer’s disease or other cognitive declines, but these have returned mixed results so far. New York Times, 21 July 2021 In one study of more than 80,000 postmenopausal women, those who walked the most had a 11% lower risk of high blood pressure than those who walked the least and the women who walked the fastest had a 21% lower risk than those who walked the slowest. Kaitlyn Pirie, Good Housekeeping, 16 July 2021 The country needs more accessible, comprehensive women’s healthcare to treat everything from the menstrual pains of adolescents to the hot flashes of postmenopausal grannies, Gupta said. Rachel Scheier California Healthline, Los Angeles Times, 15 Apr. 2021 Instantly, his mob of postmenopausal women showed up. Annie Lane, oregonlive, 14 Jan. 2021 Instantly, his mob of postmenopausal women showed up. Annie Lane, oregonlive, 14 Jan. 2021 Instantly, his mob of postmenopausal women showed up. Annie Lane, oregonlive, 14 Jan. 2021

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First Known Use of postmenopausal

1928, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Postmenopausal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/postmenopausal. Accessed 16 Sep. 2021.

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postmenopausal

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of postmenopausal

: having gone through menopause
: happening after menopause

postmenopausal

adjective
post·​meno·​paus·​al | \ -ˌmen-ə-ˈpȯ-zəl How to pronounce postmenopausal (audio) \

Medical Definition of postmenopausal

1 : having undergone menopause postmenopausal women
2 : occurring after menopause postmenopausal osteoporosis

Other Words from postmenopausal

postmenopausally \ -​ē How to pronounce postmenopausal (audio) \ adverb

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