Definition of postmenopausal in US English:

postmenopausal

adjective

  • Having undergone the menopause or occurring after menopause.

    ‘a new study is adding to the debate on hormone replacement therapy for postmenopausal women’
    ‘physical exercise is recommended for the prevention and treatment of postmenopausal osteoporosis’
    • ‘Women who exercised either during their reproductive or postmenopausal years had a reduced risk of developing breast cancer.’
    • ‘In fact, women in these populations spend nearly half of their adult lives postmenopausal.’
    • ‘Thus managing postmenopausal health is a key issue for all health professionals, not just gynaecologists.’
    • ‘Up to 75 per cent of women use herbal and complimentary medicines to treat their postmenopausal symptoms.’
    • ‘This new study factored in age, breast density and postmenopausal use of hormone therapy.’
    • ‘They analyzed 796 patients with postmenopausal breast cancer who had not received hormone therapy.’
    • ‘Among the participants, 73 were classified as premenopausal and 48 were postmenopausal.’
    • ‘The taller a postmenopausal woman is, the greater risk she faces of developing cancer, according to a new study.’
    • ‘When you're postmenopausal and overweight, losing weight is a good thing.’
    • ‘Menopause and a long postmenopausal life are evolutionary oddities that people and killer whales developed independently.’

Pronunciation

postmenopausal

/ˌpōstˌmenəˈpôzəl//ˌpoʊstˌmɛnəˈpɔzəl/