[ pyoo-bes-uh nt ]
/ pyuˈbɛs ənt /
arriving or arrived at puberty.
Botany, Zoology. covered with down or fine short hair.
Origin of pubescent
Related formspu·bes·cence, pu·bes·cen·cy, nounsub·pu·bes·cent, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for pubescence
/ (pjuːˈbɛsənt) /
arriving or having arrived at puberty
(of certain plants and animals or their parts) covered with a layer of fine short hairs or down
Derived Formspubescence, noun
Word Origin for pubescent
C17: from Latin pūbēscere to reach manhood, from pūber adult
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Medicine definitions for pubescence (1 of 2)
[ pyōō-bĕs′əns ]
The state of being pubescent.
The attainment or onset of puberty.
The presence of downy or fine short hair.
Medicine definitions for pubescence (2 of 2)
[ pyōō-bĕs′ənt ]
Reaching or having reached puberty.
Covered with fine short hairs.
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