Definition of menarcheal in English:


Pronunciation /menˈärkēəl/


(also menarchial)

See menarche

‘Despite the importance of menarcheal age as an indicator of puberty, there is little information on menarcheal age in contemporary teenagers to compare with data on girls born in the 1950s and 1960s.’
  • ‘While only the adolescent female (and those she chooses to tell) knows her menarcheal status, breast development is noticeable to all.’
  • ‘Patton et al., using a multivariate model, reported that depression and anxiety in females were positively correlated with year in school, however menarcheal status was a stronger predictor.’
  • ‘Self-reports of menarcheal status have been shown to be fairly accurate over time.’