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Medical Term:

climacteric

Pronunciation: kli-mak'ter-ik, kli-mak-ter'ik

Definition:

  1. The period of endocrinal, somatic, and transitory psychological changes occurring in the transition to menopause.
  2. A critical period of life.

Synonym(s): climacterium

[G. klimakter, the rung of a ladder]

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