subadult
noun Date: 1903 an individual that has passed through the juvenile period but not yet attained typical adult characteristics • subadult adjective

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  • Subadult — Das Adjektiv adult ist ein Synonym für erwachsen und bezeichnet insbesondere die Lebensphase nach Eintritt der Geschlechtsreife eines Tieres. Übergangsstadien werden auch als subadult oder präadult („halbwüchsig“) oder immatur („unreif“)… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • subadult — an individual similar to the adult in appearance but not yet capable of breeding …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • subadult — adj., n.; subadultness, n. * * * …   Universalium

  • subadult — 1. adjective Not yet adult. 2. noun A person who, or animal that, is not yet an adult …   Wiktionary

  • subadult — noun Zoology an animal that is not fully adult …   English new terms dictionary

  • subadult — sub·adult …   English syllables

  • subadult — sub a•dult′ adj. n …   From formal English to slang

  • subadult — /sʌbˈædʌlt/ (say sub adult) noun Zoology an animal that has almost reached the adult stage …   Australian English dictionary

  • subadult — |səb+ noun Etymology: sub + adult : an individual approaching the adult age or the termination of the growing period : one that has passed through the juvenile period but has not yet attained typical adult characteristics …   Useful english dictionary

  • orangutan — /aw rang oo tan , oh rang , euh rang /, n. a large, long armed anthropoid ape, Pongo pygmaeus, of arboreal habits, inhabiting Borneo and Sumatra: an endangered species. Also, orang utan, orangutang, orang outang /aw rang oo tang , oh rang , euh… …   Universalium

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