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prepuberty

[pree-pyoo-ber-tee] /priˈpyu bər ti/
noun, Physiology.
1.
the period of life just prior to sexual maturation.
Origin of prepuberty
1920-1925
First recorded in 1920-25; pre- + puberty
Related forms
prepubertal, prepuberal, adjective
prepubertally, prepuberally, adverb
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prepuberty in Medicine

prepuberty pre·pu·ber·ty (prē-pyōō'bər-tē)
n.
The period of life immediately before puberty, often marked by accelerated physical growth.

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