Definition of Menarche

1. Noun. The first occurrence of menstruation in a woman.

Generic synonyms: Start

Definition of Menarche

1. Noun. The onset of menstruation; the beginning of the menstrual period. A girl's first period. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Menarche

1. the first occurrence of menstruation [n -S]

Medical Definition of Menarche

1. The establishment or beginning of the menstrual function. Origin: Gr. Men = month, arch = beginning This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Menarche

menagerie
menageries
menages
menaging
menagogue
menagogues
menagry
menaia
menaion
menaphthone
menaquinol oxidase
menaquinone
menaquinone-6
menaquinone-7
menaquinones
menarcheal
menarches
menarchial
menatetrenone
menatetrenones
menazon
menazons
menchildren
mend
mend fences
mend one's pace
mend one's ways
mendable
mendacious

Literary usage of Menarche

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1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1883)
"Mean age of menarche and mean height and mean weight at menarche and at age 18 for girls of CRC, BGS and HSPH growth studies grouped by age of menarche. ..."

2. Fluoride in Drinking Water: A Scientific Review of EPA's Standards by Committee on Fluoride in Drinking Water, National Research Council (2006)
"Note that those girls who reached menarche during the time period of the study had not been exposed to fluoride over their entire lives, and some had been ..."

3. Fertility, Family Planning, and Women's Health: New Data From the 1995 by Joyce C. Abma, A. Chandra, W. Mosher, L. Peterson (1998)
"Ever had sexual intercourse after menarche—This measure, used in table 19, ... First intercourse after menarche is used because it marks the beginning of ..."

4. The Changing Transitions to Adulthood in Developing Countries: Selected Studies by Cynthia B. Lloyd (2005)
"Because earlier menarche has been linked to earlier sexual debut (Kuate-Defo, 1998), early age at menarche may be at least indirectly associated with the ..."

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