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- cessation of the female menstruation cycle and of reproduction
Source: Noland, George B. 1983. General Biology, 11th Edition. St. Louis, MO. C. V. Mosby
- The time of life when a woman's menstrual periods stop permanently. Also called "change of life."
- A time of physical change in women (typically during middle adulthood) in which menstruation ceases and the ovaries stop producing estrogen.
Source: The Everything Psychology Book