adjective Physiology.

pertaining to or occurring in puberty.

Origin of hebetic

< Greek hēbētikós, equivalent to hēbēt(ḗs) adult (hēbē-, variant stem of hēbân to reach puberty, verbal derivative of hēbē youth + -tēs agent suffix) + -ikos -ic
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British Dictionary definitions for hebetic



of or relating to puberty

Word Origin for hebetic

C19: from Greek hēbētikos youth, from hēbē youth
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hebetic in Medicine




Of or relating to youth.
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