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preadult

[pree-uh-duhlt, pree-ad-uhlt]
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adjective
  1. of or relating to the period prior to adulthood: preadult strivings for independence.
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Origin of preadult

First recorded in 1900–05; pre- + adult
Related formspre·a·dult·hood, noun
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pre-adulthood in Medicine

preadult

(prē′ə-dŭlt)
adj.
  1. Of or relating to the period preceding adulthood or the adult stage of the life cycle.
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