pubertal
or puberal adjective Etymology: pubertal from puberty; puberal from Medieval Latin puberalis, from Latin puber Date: circa 1837 of or relating to puberty

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  • pubertal — pu·ber·tal pyü bərt əl adj of, relating to, or occurring in puberty <pubertal development> …   Medical dictionary

  • pubertal — puberty ► NOUN ▪ the period during which adolescents reach sexual maturity and become capable of reproduction. DERIVATIVES pubertal adjective. ORIGIN Latin pubertas, from puber adult , related to pubes (see PUBES(Cf. ↑pubes)) …   English terms dictionary

  • pubertal — /pyooh beuhr tl/, adj. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of puberty. Also, puberal /pyooh beuhr euhl/. [1830 40; PUBERT(Y) + AL1] * * * …   Universalium

  • pubertal — adjective Of or pertaining to puberty. Syn: puberal See Also: puberty …   Wiktionary

  • pubertal — pjuːbÉ™rtl / bÉ™tl adj. pertaining to sexual maturation …   English contemporary dictionary

  • pubertal — pu·ber·tal …   English syllables

  • pubertal — adjective of or related to puberty • Pertains to noun: ↑puberty • Derivationally related forms: ↑puberty …   Useful english dictionary

  • pre-pubertal — see pre B. 1 …   Useful english dictionary

  • puberal, pubertal — Relating to puberty …   Medical dictionary

  • Puberty — refers to the process of physical changes by which a child s body becomes an adult body capable of reproduction. Puberty is initiated by hormone signals from the brain to the gonads (the ovaries and testes). In response, the gonads produce a… …   Wikipedia

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