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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Case study one is forty five years old (in 2007) suffers from total blindness, lost her vision when she was 13 days old baby, unmarried, attained menarche at the age of 13 and is in menopause now.
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