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1. climacteric

noun. the time in a woman's life in which the menstrual cycle ends.

Synonyms

  • biological time
  • menopause
  • change of life

Etymology

  • climactericus (Latin)
  • κλίμάκτήρίκος (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

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2. climacteric

noun. a period in a man's life corresponding to menopause.

Synonyms

  • biological time

Etymology

  • climactericus (Latin)
  • κλίμάκτήρίκος (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

Example sentences of the word climacteric


1. Adjective
They continue to produce these gases -- and ripen -- after they are harvested, which is why most climacteric fruit are harvested before they are ripe.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Most fruit can be classified as either climacteric or nonclimacteric.

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