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puberulent

[ pyoo-ber-yuh-luh nt, -ber-uh- ]
/ pyuˈbɛr yə lənt, -ˈbɛr ə- /
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adjective Botany, Zoology.

minutely pubescent.

Nearby words

pubarche, pube, puberal, pubertal, puberty, puberulent, pubes, pubescence, pubescent, pubic, pubic angle
Also pu·ber·u·lous [pyoo-ber-yuh-luh s, -ber-uh-] /pyuˈbɛr yə ləs, -ˈbɛr ə-/.

Origin of puberulent

1860–65; < Latin pūber- (see puberty) + -ulent
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Examples from the Web for puberulent

  • Puberulent, covered with fine and short or almost imperceptible down.

    The Elements of Botany|Asa Gray

British Dictionary definitions for puberulent

puberulent

/ (pjʊˈbɛrjʊlənt) /

adjective

biology covered with very fine down; finely pubescent

Word Origin for puberulent

C19: from Latin pūber
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