postmenopausal

adjective

post·​men·​o·​paus·​al ˌpōs(t)-ˌme-nə-ˈpȯ-zəl How to pronounce postmenopausal (audio)
-ˌmē-
1
: having undergone menopause
2
: occurring or administered after menopause
postmenopausally adverb
postmenopause noun

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web One study suggests eating five to six prunes each day may help to support bone health across the lifespan, especially for postmenopausal women at risk for bone fractures. Valerie Agyeman, Good Housekeeping, 29 Nov. 2022 During moderate exercise, the postmenopausal group was the least able to use fat to power muscles. NBC News, 8 Mar. 2022 Even though calcium is a key nutrient for bone health — particularly for postmenopausal women — Cassetty says the vast majority of people in the U.S. don’t get enough. Emily Laurence, Good Housekeeping, 25 Sep. 2022 Since iron supplementation is typically not recommended for postmenopausal women, this multi curated for women over 50 does not include iron. Zee Krstic, Good Housekeeping, 30 Aug. 2022 Their goal is to figure out a way to enable postmenopausal women to reap the full benefits of endurance training—and their suggestion is to donate blood. Alex Hutchinson, Outside Online, 3 Aug. 2022 Additionally, 39 percent of respondents on gender-affirming hormone treatments, 71 percent of people on long-acting contraceptives, and 66 percent of postmenopausal women experienced breakthrough bleeding after one or both of their shots. Knvul Sheikh, BostonGlobe.com, 17 July 2022 The rash or legions may also be accompanied by vulvar pain, depending on the specific condition causing it, and it’s most common in postmenopausal women, though younger women can also experience it. Alyssa Jung, Good Housekeeping, 17 July 2022 The study looked at data and survey responses from 159,255 participants in the Women’s Health Initiative, which included postmenopausal women in the United States. Martin Finucane, BostonGlobe.com, 22 June 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1928, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of postmenopausal was in 1928

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Cite this Entry

“Postmenopausal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/postmenopausal. Accessed 9 Dec. 2022.

Medical Definition

postmenopausal

adjective
post·​meno·​paus·​al -ˌmen-ə-ˈpȯ-zəl How to pronounce postmenopausal (audio)
1
: having undergone menopause
postmenopausal women
2
: occurring after menopause
postmenopausal osteoporosis
postmenopausally adverb
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