preadult

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

adjective

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

Nearby words

  1. preadapt,
  2. preadaptation,
  3. preadmission,
  4. preadolescence,
  5. preadolescent,
  6. preagonal,
  7. preakness,
  8. preallotment,
  9. prealtar,
  10. prealternate molt

Origin of preadult

First recorded in 1900–05; pre- + adult

Related formspre·a·dult·hood, noun

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Medicine 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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