precocious puberty

n.

A condition in which the changes associated with puberty begin at an unexpectedly early age, often caused by a pathological process involving a glandular secretion of estrogens or androgens.

Nearby words

  1. preclusion,
  2. preclusive,
  3. preclusively,
  4. precocial,
  5. precocious,
  6. precociously,
  7. precocity,
  8. precognition,
  9. precollagenous fiber,
  10. precolonial


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