[ hi-bet-ik ]
/ hɪˈbɛt ɪk /
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
Words nearby hebetic
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British Dictionary definitions for hebetic
/ (hɪˈbɛtɪk) /
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
[ hĭ-bĕt′ĭk ]
Of or relating to youth.
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