menarche


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me·nar·che

 (mə-när′kē)
n.
The initial onset of menstruation, usually occurring between the ages of 10 and 15.

[men(o)- + Greek arkhē, beginning (from arkhein, to begin).]

me·nar′che·al adj.

menarche

(mɛˈnɑːkɪ)
n
(Physiology) the first occurrence of menstruation in a woman's life
[C20: New Latin, from Greek mēn month + arkhē beginning]
menˈarcheal, menˈarchial adj

men•ar•che

(məˈnɑr ki, ˈmɛn ɑr-)

n.
the first menstrual period; the establishment of menstruation.
[1895–1900; men- + Greek archḗ beginning]
men•ar′che•al, men•ar′chi•al, adj.

me·nar·che

(mə-när′kē)
The first menstrual period.

menarche

When a girl starts menstruating, usually at about 13 years of age.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.menarche - the first occurrence of menstruation in a woman
start - the beginning of anything; "it was off to a good start"
Translations
ménarche

me·nar·che

n. menarca, inicio de la menstruación.

menarche

n menarquia, menarca, primera menstruación
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