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preadult

[ pree-uh-duhlt, pree-ad-uhlt ]
/ ˌpri əˈdʌlt, priˈæd ʌlt /
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adjective

of or relating to the period prior to adulthood: preadult strivings for independence.

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Origin of preadult

First recorded in1900–05; pre- + adult
pre·a·dult·hood, noun
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Medical definitions for preadult

preadult
[ prē′ə-dŭlt ]

adj.

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