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cli·mac·ter·ic

 (klī-măk′tər-ĭk, klī′măk-tĕr′ĭk)
n.
1.
a. See menopause.
2. A critical period or year in a person's life when major changes in health or fortune are thought to take place.
3. A critical stage, period, or year: "before the end of the millennium, whether [he] lives to see that ecclesiastical climacteric or not" (Conor Cruise O'Brien).
adj.
1. Of or relating to a climacteric.
2. Critical; crucial.

[From Latin clīmactēricus, of a dangerous period in life, from Greek klīmaktērikos, from klīmaktēr, dangerous point, rung of a ladder, from klīmax, ladder; see climax.]

climacteric

(klaɪˈmæktərɪk; ˌklaɪmækˈtɛrɪk)
n
1. a critical event or period
2. (Physiology) another name for menopause
3. (Physiology) the period in the life of a man corresponding to the menopause, chiefly characterized by diminished sexual activity
4. (Botany) botany the period during which certain fruits, such as apples, ripen, marked by a rise in the rate of respiration
adj
involving a crucial event or period
[C16: from Latin clīmactēricus, from Greek klimaktērikos, from klimakter rung of a ladder, from klimax ladder; see climax]
ˌclimacˈterically adv

cli•mac•ter•ic

(klaɪˈmæk tər ɪk, ˌklaɪ mækˈtɛr ɪk)

n.
1. a period of decrease of reproductive capacity in men and women, culminating, in women, in the menopause.
2. any critical period.
3. a year in which important changes in health, fortune, etc., are held by some theories to occur, as one's sixty-third year (grand climacteric).
adj.
4. Also, cli`mac•ter′i•cal. critical; crucial.
[1595–1605; < Latin clīmactēricus < Greek klīmaktērikós, derivative of klīmaktḗr rung of a ladder, critical point in life, derivative of klîmax (see climax)]
cli`mac•ter′i•cal•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.climacteric - a period in a man's life corresponding to menopause
biological time - the time of various biological processes
middle age - the time of life between youth and old age (e.g., between 40 and 60 years of age)
2.climacteric - the time in a woman's life in which the menstrual cycle endsclimacteric - the time in a woman's life in which the menstrual cycle ends
biological time - the time of various biological processes
middle age - the time of life between youth and old age (e.g., between 40 and 60 years of age)

climacteric

noun
A decisive point:
adjective
So serious as to be at the point of crisis or necessary to resolve a crisis:
Translations

climacteric

[klaɪˈmæktərɪk]
A. ADJclimactérico
B. Nperíodo m climactérico

climacteric

n (Med) → Klimakterium nt; (fig)(Lebens)wende f, → Wendepunkt m(im Leben)

cli·mac·ter·ic

, climacterium
a. climatérico-a.

climacteric

n climaterio
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He had the "Love-sonnets from the Portuguese" in mind as he wrote, and he wrote under the best conditions for great work, at a climacteric of living, in the throes of his own sweet love-madness.
And lastly, seated on some of the back benches, where they had already taken up their positions for the evening, were divers unmarried ladies past their grand climacteric, who, not dancing because there were no partners for them, and not playing cards lest they should be set down as irretrievably single, were in the favourable situation of being able to abuse everybody without reflecting on themselves.
Outcomes measured were the number of hot flushes, scores on the Greene Climacteric quality-of-life scale, and urinary excretion of isoflavones.
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A recent letter to the editor in Climacteric summarized the data very nicely.
Results of a 5 years prospective study of estriol succinate treatment in patients with climacteric complaints.
Participants: 122 women (ages 45-60 years) in peri- or early postmenopause with climacteric disorders, including [greater than or equal to] 3 hot flashes per day.