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hebetic

[ hi-bet-ik ]
/ hɪˈbɛt ɪk /
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adjective Physiology.
pertaining to or occurring in puberty.
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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

hebetic
/ (hɪˈbɛtɪk) /

adjective
of or relating to puberty

Word Origin for hebetic

C19: from Greek hēbētikos youth, from hēbē youth
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Medical definitions for hebetic

hebetic
[ hĭ-bĕtĭk ]

adj.
Of or relating to youth.
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