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prepubescent

[ pree-pyoo-bes-uhnt ]
/ ˌpri pyuˈbɛs ənt /
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adjective
of or relating to the years immediately preceding puberty, prepubertal.
noun
a prepubescent boy or girl.
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Origin of prepubescent

First recorded in 1900–05; pre- + pubescent

OTHER WORDS FROM prepubescent

pre·pu·bes·cence, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for prepubescent

prepubescent
/ (ˌpriːpjuːˈbɛsənt) /

noun
a person who has not yet reached puberty
adjective
not yet having reached puberty
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Medical definitions for prepubescent

prepubescent
[ prē′pyōō-bĕsənt ]

adj.
Of or characteristic of prepuberty.
n.
A prepubescent child.
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