cli·​mac·​te·​ri·​um ˌklī-ˌmak-ˈtir-ē-əm How to pronounce climacterium (audio)
plural climacteria -ē-ə How to pronounce climacterium (audio)
: 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.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

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