Meaning of climacteric
Pronunciation: (klī-mak'tur-ik, klī"mak-ter'ik), [key]
- a period of decrease of reproductive capacity in men and women, culminating, in women, in the menopause.
- any critical period.
- a year in which important changes in health, fortune, etc., are held by some theories to occur, as one's sixty-third year
- the period of maximum respiration in a fruit, during which it becomes fully ripened.
- critical; crucial.
- climacteric (Thesaurus)