[pree-uh-duhlt, pree-ad-uhlt]

Origin of preadult

First recorded in 1900–05; pre- + adult
Related formspre·a·dult·hood, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

pre-adulthood in Medicine


  1. Of or relating to the period preceding adulthood or the adult stage of the life cycle.
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