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preadult

[pree-uh-duhlt, pree-ad-uhlt] /ˌpri əˈdʌlt, priˈæd ʌlt/
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to the period prior to adulthood:
preadult strivings for independence.
Origin
1900-1905
1900-05; pre- + adult
Related forms
preadulthood, noun
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  • During preadult stages of life, the blue crab is eaten by a large number of estuarine and marine animals.
preadult in Medicine

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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