premenopause

noun
pre·​men·​o·​pause | \ˌprē-ˈme-nə-ˌpȯz, -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

noun
pre·​meno·​pause | \-ˈmen-ə-ˌpȯz, -ˈmēn-\

Medical Definition of premenopause 

: the premenopausal period of a woman's life especially : perimenopause

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