adjective Date: 1904 prepubertalprepubescent noun

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  • prepubescent — prepubescént adj. m., pl. prepubescénţi; f. sg. prepubescéntă, pl. prepubescénte Trimis de siveco, 10.08.2004. Sursa: Dicţionar ortografic  PREPUBESCENT, Ă adj. prepuberal. (< engl. prepubescent …   Dicționar Român

  • prepubescent — (adj.) 1904, from PRE (Cf. pre ) + PUBESCENT (Cf. pubescent) …   Etymology dictionary

  • prepubescent — [[t]pri͟ːpjuːbe̱s(ə)nt[/t]] ADJ: usu ADJ n Prepubescent means relating to the time just before someone s body becomes physically mature. [FORMAL] Prepubescent boys and girls look very similar in terms of size and the amount of muscle and fat that …   English dictionary

  • prepubescent — prepubescence, n. /pree pyooh bes euhnt/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to the years immediately preceding puberty, prepubertal. n. 2. a prepubescent boy or girl. [1900 05; PRE + PUBESCENT] * * * …   Universalium

  • prepubescent — Immediately prior to the commencement of puberty. * * * pre·pu·bes·cent ənt adj PREPUBERTAL prepubescent n a prepubertal child …   Medical dictionary

  • prepubescent — adjective relating to or in the period preceding puberty. noun a prepubescent boy or girl. Derivatives prepubescence noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • Prépubescent — Puberté La puberté est une étape du développement humain marquant la transition de l enfance à l adolescence (fertilité). Elle se signale notamment par une croissance rapide due aux hormones de croissance et le développement des caractères… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • prepubescent — adjective a) Before the age at which a person is first capable of sexual reproduction. b) Who is not yet capable of sexual reproduction. Immature. See Also: postpubescent, pubescent, puberty …   Wiktionary

  • prepubescent — pre|pu|bes|cent [ˌpri:pju:ˈbesənt] adj formal relating to the time just before a child reaches ↑puberty …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • prepubescent — pre|pu|bes|cent [ ,pripju besənt ] adjective relating to the time just before PUBERTY (=when you change from a child into an adult) …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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