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prepubescent

[pree-pyoo-bes-uh nt]
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adjective
  1. of or relating to the years immediately preceding puberty, prepubertal.
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noun
  1. a prepubescent boy or girl.
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Origin of prepubescent

First recorded in 1900–05; pre- + pubescent
Related formspre·pu·bes·cence, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for prepubescent

prepubescent

noun
  1. a person who has not yet reached puberty
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adjective
  1. not yet having reached puberty
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Word Origin and History for prepubescent

adj.

1883, from pre- + pubescent.

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prepubescent in Medicine

prepubescent

(prē′pyōō-bĕsənt)
adj.
  1. Of or characteristic of prepuberty.
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n.
  1. A prepubescent child.
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