pre-adult

preadult

[pree-uh-duhlt, pree-ad-uhlt]
adjective
of or pertaining to the period prior to adulthood: preadult strivings for independence.

Origin:
1900–05; pre- + adult

preadulthood, noun
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preadult pre·a·dult (prē'ə-dŭlt')
adj.
Of or relating to the period preceding adulthood or the adult stage of the life cycle.

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