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

Related Words for preadult

immature, juvenile, young, youthful, pubescent

preadult in Medicine


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