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puberulent

[ pyoo-ber-yuh-luhnt, -ber-uh- ]

adjective

, Botany, Zoology.
  1. minutely pubescent.


puberulent

/ pjʊˈbɛrjʊlənt /

adjective

  1. biology covered with very fine down; finely pubescent


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Word History and Origins

Origin of puberulent1

1860–65; < Latin pūber- ( puberty ) + -ulent

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Word History and Origins

Origin of puberulent1

C19: from Latin pūber

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Example Sentences

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

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