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prepuberty

[pree-pyoo-ber-tee] /priˈpyu bər ti/
noun, Physiology
1.
the period of life just prior to sexual maturation.
Origin of prepuberty
1920-1925
1920-25; pre- + puberty
Related forms
prepubertal, prepuberal, adjective
prepubertally, prepuberally, adverb
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prepuberal in Medicine

prepuberal pre·pu·ber·al (prē-pyōō'bər-əl) or pre·pu·ber·tal (-bər-təl)
adj.
Before puberty; prepubescent.

prepuberty pre·pu·ber·ty (prē-pyōō'bər-tē)
n.
The period of life immediately before puberty, often marked by accelerated physical growth.

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