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prepubescent

[pree-pyoo-bes-uh nt] /ˌpri pyuˈbɛs ənt/
adjective
1.
of or relating to the years immediately preceding puberty, prepubertal.
noun
2.
a prepubescent boy or girl.
Origin of prepubescent
1900-1905
First recorded in 1900-05; pre- + pubescent
Related forms
prepubescence, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for prepubescence

prepubescent

/ˌpriːpjuːˈbɛsənt/
noun
1.
a person who has not yet reached puberty
adjective
2.
not yet having reached puberty
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Word Origin and History for prepubescence

prepubescent

adj.

1883, from pre- + pubescent.

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prepubescence in Medicine

prepubescence pre·pu·bes·cence (prē'pyōō-běs'əns)
n.
Prepuberty.

prepubescent pre·pu·bes·cent (prē'pyōō-běs'ənt)
adj.
Of or characteristic of prepuberty. n.
A prepubescent child.

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