prepubescent

[ pree-pyoo-bes-uh nt ]
/ ˌpri pyuˈbɛs ənt /

adjective

of or relating to the years immediately preceding puberty, prepubertal.

noun

a prepubescent boy or girl.

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

/ (ˌpriːpjuːˈbɛsənt) /

noun

a person who has not yet reached puberty

adjective

not yet having reached puberty
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Word Origin and History for prepubescent

prepubescent


adj.

1883, from pre- + pubescent.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for prepubescent

prepubescent

[ prē′pyōō-bĕsənt ]

adj.

Of or characteristic of prepuberty.

n.

A prepubescent child.
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