prepuberty

[pree-pyoo-ber-tee]

Origin of prepuberty

First recorded in 1920–25; pre- + puberty
Related formspre·pu·ber·tal, pre·pu·ber·al, adjectivepre·pu·ber·tal·ly, pre·pu·ber·al·ly, adverb
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prepuberal in Medicine

prepuberal

[prē-pyōōbər-əl]
adj.
  1. Before puberty; prepubescent.

prepuberty

[prē-pyōōbər-tē]
n.
  1. The period of life immediately before puberty, often marked by accelerated physical growth.
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