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

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All these postmenopausal women fell within the normal range of Body Mass Index. Susan Scutti, CNN, "Pear shaped women are healthier than apple shaped women, study finds," 1 July 2019 Brain aneurysms are also more common among women than men, especially postmenopausal women. Korin Miller, SELF, "'Game of Thrones' Star Emilia Clarke Reveals She Survived 2 Aneurysms," 22 Mar. 2019 Having too much iron in your blood can mean a greater risk of developing cancer, especially for men and postmenopausal women. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, "PETA roasts Impossible Burger for rat tests, suggests patties cause cancer," 11 Aug. 2018 Why were postmenopausal women given hormones in the first place? Christina Boufis, Woman's Day, "Health + Fitness," 19 Aug. 2010 These two facts highlight why bone breaks in this postmenopausal population are so prolific. Andreas Arauer, USA TODAY, "Why aren’t we talking about osteoporosis?," 30 May 2018 Research also suggests that too much salt can negatively affect bone health in young girls and postmenopausal women. Lisa Drayer, CNN, "Curbing salt intake could add years to your life," 26 Apr. 2018 Today a woman can expect to live for 81 years – which means decades of postmenopausal lifetime. Donna Freedman, Anchorage Daily News, "Searing drama it’s not. But ‘Menopause The Musical’ has fun with an often-overlooked phase of life," 29 Mar. 2018 The Women's Health Initiative Study was a long-term national study following 161,808 postmenopausal women, ages 50 to 79, at 40 medical centers across the United States. Sandee Lamotte, CNN, "Hormone replacement may fight belly fat, study says," 27 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of postmenopausal

1928, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of postmenopausal

: having gone through menopause
: happening after menopause


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 postmenopausally (audio) \ adverb

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