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Definition of Climacteric

Climacteric: 1. The menopause in women.
2. The corresponding time in the life of men.
From the Greek klimakter, meaning literally a rung of a ladder or figuratively a critical point.

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Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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