Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Around; about; enclosing: perimysium.
  • Near: perinatal.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • around or surrounding:
  • near:

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • A prefix used to signify around, by, near, over, beyond, or to give an intensive sense

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

Greek, from peri, around, near; see per1 in Indo-European roots.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Ancient Greek περί (peri, "about, around").

Examples

  • After African americans, the next highest groups were Latinas at 35.4 percent, white women at 31.2 percent, and Chinese-Americans at 20.5 percent.8 In a separate study of 841 white women with physical disabilities in peri- and postmenopause across the United States, 64.9 percent reported having hot flashes.9

    Our Bodies, Ourselves: Menopause

  • Levels seem to be higher in some peri- and postmenopausal women who experience hot flashes.7

    Our Bodies, Ourselves: Menopause

  • This illness may be almost exclusively the province of peri- and postmenopausal women because of the rapid drop in estrogen production that affects the small blood vessels.

    Healing the Female Heart

  • Leads development of peri- and post-approval safety commitments during the endgame and approval phases, and may assist in negotiating these commitments with regulators; coordinates post-approval safety commitments.

    News - chicagotribune.com

  • Risk management strategies to support development compounds, including during the peri- approval process

    News - chicagotribune.com

  • Her bewitching hold over the minds of the peri- and postmenopausal female is a phenomenon largely unexplored by others, but not yours truly—I’m right there with her.

    Roseanne Archy

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