climacterium

noun
cli·​mac·​te·​ri·​um | \ ˌklī-ˌmak-ˈtir-ē-əm How to pronounce climacterium (audio) \
plural climacteria\ -​ē-​ə How to pronounce climacteria (audio) \

Medical Definition of climacterium

: the bodily and mental changes (as in reproductive and endocrine function) occurring during the latter part of middle age specifically : menopause and the bodily and psychological changes that accompany it

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“Climacterium.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/climacterium. Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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