premenopause

noun
pre·​men·​o·​pause | \ ˌprē-ˈme-nə-ˌpȯz How to pronounce premenopause (audio) , -ˈmē- \
variants: or less commonly pre-menopause

Definition of premenopause

: the period of a woman's life that precedes menopause When does menopause start? Basically, there are four intervals of importance: (1) premenopause consists of the reproductive years, from the first menstrual period to menopause …— Michelle P. Warren — compare perimenopause

First Known Use of premenopause

1926, in the meaning defined above

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“Premenopause.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/premenopause. Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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premenopause

noun
pre·​meno·​pause | \ -ˈmen-ə-ˌpȯz, -ˈmēn- \
variants: also pre-menopause

Medical Definition of premenopause

: the entire period of a woman's life that precedes menopause

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