- After the menopause. Postmenopausal is defined formally as the time after which a woman has experienced twelve (12) consecutive months of amenorrhea (lack of menstruation) — a full year without a period. The average length of the postmenopause has been increasing. With greater longevity, a woman will soon be postmenopausal on the average a third of her life.
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* * *post·meno·paus·al -.men-ə-'pȯ-zəl adj1) having undergone menopause <\postmenopausal women>2) occurring after menopause <\postmenopausal osteoporosis>post·meno·paus·al·ly -ē adv
* * *post·meno·pau·sal (pōst″men-o-pawґzəl) occurring after menopause.
Medical dictionary. 2011.