noun Date: 1922 the period of development immediately preceding puberty

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  • prepuberty — prepubertal, prepuberal, adj. prepubertally, prepuberally, adv. /pree pyooh beuhr tee/, n. Physiol. the period of life just prior to sexual maturation. [1920 25; PRE + PUBERTY] * * * …   Universalium

  • prepuberty — adjective Before puberty. Syn: prepubertal …   Wiktionary

  • prepuberty — pre·pu·ber·ty bərt ē n, pl ties the period immediately preceding puberty * * * pre·pu·ber·ty (pre puґbər te) the period preceding puberty. prepuberal, prepubertal adj …   Medical dictionary

  • prepuberty — n. developmental stage before puberty …   English contemporary dictionary

  • prepuberty — pre·puberty …   English syllables

  • prepuberty — noun a period of two years immediately prior to the onset of puberty when growth and changes leading to sexual maturity occur • Derivationally related forms: ↑prepubertal • Hypernyms: ↑time of life • Part Holonyms: ↑childhood …   Useful english dictionary

  • education — /ej oo kay sheuhn/, n. 1. the act or process of imparting or acquiring general knowledge, developing the powers of reasoning and judgment, and generally of preparing oneself or others intellectually for mature life. 2. the act or process of… …   Universalium

  • prepubescence — pre·pu·bes·cence pyü bes ən(t)s n PREPUBERTY * * * pre·pu·bes·cence (pre″pu besґəns) prepuberty. prepubescent adj …   Medical dictionary

  • pre|ad|o|les|cence — «PREE ad uh LEHS uhns», noun. 1. the period of life between childhood and adolescence: »Almost all little girls, caught in the special exaltations of preadolescence,…long to be some kind of heroine (Maclean s). 2. = prepuberty. (Cf. ↑prepuberty) …   Useful english dictionary

  • prepubertal — adjective Date: 1859 of, relating to, being in, or occurring in prepuberty < prepubertal children > < prepubertal growth > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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